Wartsila unveils first standardized energy storage solution

Finland’s technology group Wärtsilä has launched its first standardized energy storage solution.

The company says GridSolv is designed to offer maximum flexibility and speed of deployment to both standalone storage deployments as well as integrated hybrids with thermal or renewable assets. It comes in three sizes and is housed in an 40-foot container which comprises batteries, power distribution, safety, fire suppression, and air conditioning systems.à‚ 

“Much like how a smartphone delivers more value than simply a processor, a camera, and a touch screen, our new GridSolv solution goes well beyond batteries, inverters and container,” said Akshay Ladwa, vice-president of engineering at Greensmith Energy, the storage company Wartsila acquired last year.

“We designed GridSolv to complement our industry-leading GEMS software platform so that utility partners and customers can have the most robust optimization of their grid assets and protect their energy storage investment for years to come.”

GridSolv has already been deployed for Sinergy Kft, a subsidiary of ALTEO Group, in Budapest, Hungary. ALTEO’s existing power plant, which was running on three Wärtsilä 34SG engines, is now optimized with the addition of GridSolv and GEMS, enabling the energy company to participate in the electricity market by providing frequency and secondary regulation to the national grid operating in virtual power plant mode.

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