The technology group Wärtsilä is delivering a 500-MWAC/2-GWh portfolio of power storage techniques to wash power developer Clearway Vitality Group. The contracts cowl 5 websites positioned in Hawaii and California.
“The U.S. is a bellwether for the worldwide power transition and tasks like these exhibit that decarbonization is feasible on a grand scale anyplace on the earth. Vitality storage as a versatile balancing energy asset is an integral part for a 100% renewable power future. We’re very proud and grateful for being awarded these important tasks,” mentioned Håkan Agnevall, President and CEO, Wärtsilä.
“Wärtsilä shares our imaginative and prescient of a world powered by clear power. We’re excited to convey on-line a portfolio of photo voltaic and storage tasks at this scale to make sure dependable and inexpensive clear power for our clients,” mentioned Craig Cornelius, CEO of Clearway Vitality Group.
The portfolio consists of the Daggett 2 and Daggett 3 tasks, which taken collectively signify one of many largest co-located photo voltaic + storage amenities in California, at 482 MWAC of photo voltaic and 275 MWAC/1.1 GWh of power storage. The Daggett tasks are in San Bernardino, California, adjoining to the location of a retired coal and pure fuel plant. The AC-coupled power storage techniques will ship renewable power throughout more and more unstable peak intervals. Building has commenced on each tasks with anticipated completion dates in 2023.
Two tasks, comprising 75 MWAC/300 MWh of power storage, are being put in at Clearway Vitality Group’s Mililani I Photo voltaic and Waiawa Photo voltaic Energy amenities on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. Building is predicted to finalize in 2022. The tasks are Wärtsilä’s first large-scale power storage techniques in Hawaii.
The fifth venture within the portfolio is a 147 MWAC/588 MWh power storage system that will likely be related to the working 192 MWAC Rosamond Central photo voltaic PV facility in Kern County, California. The power storage system will enhance the effectiveness of the photo voltaic facility by performing ancillary providers, primarily photo voltaic shifting, for the California Impartial System Operator. Building is predicted to be accomplished in December 2023.
Every facility will embody Wärtsilä’s GridSolv Quantum, a totally built-in, modular and compact LFP power storage system, in addition to the GEMS Digital Vitality Platform, Wärtsilä’s subtle power administration platform for energy system optimization. All 5 tasks will even embody long-term Service+ GAP agreements with Wärtsilä, thus guaranteeing capability and offering upkeep with efficiency ensures for the lifecycle of the power storage techniques.
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