Wärtsilä launches its first energy storage projects in the Philippines
The energy storage was commissioned by SMC Global Power.
Renewable tech group Wärtsilä has finalised the commissioning of its first two energy storage projects in the Philippines.
The project is part of a multiple energy storage contract with SMC Global Power Holdings Inc. through its subsidiary, Universal Power Solutions Inc., in the Philippines during 2019-2020.
The first two projects, Integrated Renewable Power Hub-Toledo and BCCPP, Limay, Bataan, have achieved final commissioning in May. The projects have a capacity of 20 MW / 20 MWh and 40 MW / 40MWh respectively, and are part of the earlier announced energy storage orders.
This marks the first energy storage systems supplied by Wärtsilä to the Philippines.
The projects are delivered on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis, and include Wärtsilä’s proprietary software and hardware solutions. The systems comprise the company’s GridSolv Max system, a standardised energy storage solution that provides flexible and modular storage for the core hardware assets of the systems, including the batteries, a safety and fire system, and inverters, alongside the advanced GEMS Digital Energy Platform.
“Our partnership with SMC Global Power, a company with technical experience in battery energy storage systems, has enabled us to reach this stage and be ready for operation in record time. This also further demonstrates Wärtsilä’s EPC capabilities in the region, as well as our ability to operate under the challenging restrictions set by the pandemic. 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,” commented Kari Punnonen, director for Australasia Wärtsilä Energy.