Wärtsilä to Deliver Hybrid Power Plant and ESS to US Virgin Islands

Industry News – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The plant will be capable of burning LPG and LFO alike, reducing the emissions of burnt diesel, and will be complemented with a 9MW energy storage system.

The four Wärtsilä engines, delivering a total output of 36MW, and the ESS together with the energy management platform to optimize energy operations are scheduled to be completed in spring 22. The Virgin Islands in the Carribean, an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States, were already provided with a 21MW Wärtsilä power plant running on propane gas.

“The ability to most efficiently burn both LPG and LFO was a major factor in selecting the Wärtsilä LG engines for this project. Additionally, the hybrid solution will add even more operational flexibility and will serve to improve the existing grid stability on the island. This project showcases our unique technological capabilities in combining an engine power plant and energy storage, and our commitment to drive the energy transition towards low carbon systems,” commented Edmund Phillips, Business Development Manager, Wärtsilä Energy.

Source & Image: Wärtsilä | www.wartsila.com

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