The technology group Wärtsilä is leading the way to the power industry’s transformation toward a future that uses 100% renewable energy. In announcing its vision for the energy market, the company is making a call to action since the technologies required to achieve this vision are already available. The energy sector is changing for all stakeholders,…
Recent examples of the role that Wärtsilä’s Smart Power Generation is playing in this energy transition include two power plants ordered by the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp.
The two 9.9-MW, short-duration Texas Waves storage facilities are fed by E.ON’s 249-megawatt Pyron and the 197-megawatt Inadale wind farms, both near Roscoe, Texas.
The project will consist of two gas-fired Wärtsilä 31SG engines, the first order for the world’s most efficient gas engine.
The two power plants, located in the Negaunee and Baraga townships in Michigan, will have a combined output of 188 MW provided by a total of ten Wärtsilä 50SG engines running on natural gas fuel.
The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2018, and the plant is expected to be fully operational in November of that year.
The scope of supply is for ten Wärtsilä 50SG gas-fueled engines, as well as engineering and commissioning services.
The integration of advanced energy storage and software with hydroelectric generation is seen to be a world’s first hybridized system of its kind to provide ancillary services.
The Grand Coulee Dam is the largest hydropower project in the United States, generating more than 21 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.
Southern Power will lead this project development effort and Wärtsilä will provide technical and commercial support. Wärtsilä and Southern Power would build the power plants jointly and Wärtsilä’s scope would be extended equipment supply.
The acquisition of Greensmith will let Wärtsilä expand its footprint in the energy storage market and position itself as a leading global energy systems integrator.
By providing hybrid power plants, engines+storage Wärtsilä also introduces energy management system (EMS) to optimize the usage of hybrid power plants.
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 21 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The contracts include equipment for one 19 MW plant and one 75 MW plant and comprise an engineering and equipment delivery (EEQ). Both plants will use natural gas
Wärtsilä, a manufacturer of complete lifecycle equipment for the marine and energy markets, has signed a full scope, 10-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Central Generadora Electrica Huinala, S. De R.L. De C.V. for their Flexicycle power plant located near Monterrey, Mexico.
Wärtsilä will supply a 47 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) in Minnesota. The order includes five Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas. The equipment will be delivered in the autumn of 2017, and the plant is expected to be fully operational in May 2018.
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a 56-megawatt (MW) Smart Power Generation power plant to Coffeyville Municipal Light and Power (CMLP) in Kansas, USA. The power station will consist of three gas-fired Wärtsilä 50SG engines, and is scheduled to start commercial operation in January 2017. The new power plant will improve CMLP’s position in the…
The Port Westward Unit 2 power plant, supplied by Wärtsilä for Portland General Electric (PGE), reached commercial operation near Clatskanie, Oregon on December 30, 2014. The 220 MW Smart Power Generation plant is intended to balance wind and solar energy, as well as provide load-following and peaking services. “With the growing amount of variable renewable…
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a 56 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to the Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA) in Oklahoma. The contract was signed in September 2014 and the equipment delivery will begin in November 2015. The power station will balance wind and solar generation in Oklahoma. “When the wind stops blowing and…
A manufacturer of marine vessels and an international oil and gas services company have agreed to combine their fields of expertise to develop vessels for installing offshore wind farms. Wärtsilä (www.wartsila.com) will provide the new installation vessels with ship design, electrical power generation, propulsion machinery, and high-end automation. Aker Solutions will supply the jacking system.…