Wärtsilä wil provide a project-critical energy storage system for the 50 MW Eolica Coromuel (ECO) Wind Farm in La Paz, Mexico.
The Wärtsilä energy storage system is designed to deliver a power output of 10 MW for the operational life of the project. Wärtsilä is also providing a long-term service agreement, including maintenance, spare parts, repairs, remote monitoring and performance guarantees.
The Wärtsilä solution will support ECO’s ability to meet grid code requirements.
ECO and the Wärtsilä energy storage system will be connected to the local grid controlled by the National Center for Energy Control (CENACE), Mexico’s Independent System Operator.
Wärtsilä’s GEMS smart energy management system will interface with and take instructions from the wind farm master controller.
“This project will help Mexico meet its renewable energy goals, and efficient energy storage is a key element for its success. The Mexican government is to have 30% of energy generated by renewables by 2021 and 35% by 2024. For this reason, we required an experienced supplier with an outstanding track record and Wärtsilä was, therefore, the obvious choice.”Nick Henriksen, vice president, Eurus Energy America.
“Enabling a transition towards a 100 percent renewable energy future is central to Wärtsilä’s strategy, so we are delighted to be supporting this project with our advanced energy storage solution. We have demonstrated our ability to meet ECO’s schedule and technical requirements, which are backed by commercial guarantees.”John Robbins, business development manager, Wärtsilä Energy.