Wärtsilä commissions first two Li-ion battery storage projects in Philippines

by Margaret Lau
Wärtsilä provided its GridSolv Max BESS units for the projects. Image: Wärtsilä
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä said today it had finalised commissioning of its first two energy storage projects in the Philippines.

The lithium-ion battery energy storage systems – Integrated Renewable Power Hub-Toledo and BCCPP, Limay, Bataan – have a capacity of 20 MW / 20 MWh and 40 MW / 40MWh respectively, and will support renewable electricity generating projects.

Wärtsilä provided its GridSolv Max BESS units for the projects under engineering, procurement and construction contracts, together with its ‘GEMS’ smart energy management system.

'Energy transition'

Wärtsilä Energy Australasia director Kari Punnonen said: "These projects showcase our long-term commitment to be present in the Philippines and to continue delivering optimised solutions that support the energy transition in Southeast Asia.”

The new units, which entered operation last month, takes Wärtsilä’s total installed capacity in Southeast Asia to more than 9,000 MW – including about 300 MW of contracted energy storage systems.

In 2018, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations committed to meeting 23% of its primary energy needs from renewables such as wind and solar by 2025.

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