Wärtsilä secures repeat battery storage order for renewables in southeast Asia

by Margaret Lau
Finland’s Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded a repeat battery storage system order to support renewable power generation in southeast Asia.

The company told New Energy 360 its 90MW/90MWh lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide ‘GridSolv Max’ system will be supplied to an existing customer, to allow further integration of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.

Wärtsilä declined to name its battery tech supplier, but said the project is part of an engineering, procurement and construction order received in the third quarter of 2020.

GridSolv Max provides flexible and modular storage for the core hardware assets, including a safety and fire system and inverters, Wärtsilä said.

The battery storage system uses Wärtsilä’s ‘GEMS’ energy management platform, which “can react almost instantaneously to smooth the integration of renewables… meaning grid operators can rely on renewables for baseload power”.

“GEMS controls energy storage, renewables and thermal generation assets at increments of 100 milliseconds, utilising machine learning and historic and real-time data analytics to calibrate what type of generation is needed at specific time,” the company said.