Wärtsilä Power Plants - bringing Smart Power Generation to the mix
Wärtsilä Power Plants is a major supplier of flexible base load power plants operating on various liquid and gaseous fuels. We also provide unique, dynamic solutions for grid stability, reserve, peaking, load following and intermittent power generation.
Additionally, we offer multi-fuel solutions that are used by the Oil & Gas Industry for reliable power generation, and in pumping and compression applications. Our comprehensive global services range from project development and financing support, to tailored lifetime operation and maintenance services.
The Wärtsilä portfolio of power plants covers the capacity range from 1 to more than 500 MWs.
Smart Power Generation
Excellent operational flexibility, high efficiency and fuel flexibility, together with low emissions and proven long-term reliability, are all available from the same technology. This unique combination of valuable features makes Wärtsilä power plants suitable for a number of different power system functions. The applications range from stationary and floating baseload power plants to dynamic grid stability and peaking services, as well as a wide variety of industrial self-generation applications.
Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation enables the transition to a more sustainable and modern energy infrastructure in a world where energy industry fundamentals are undergoing rapid change.
The ongoing drive towards low carbon energy systems is creating strong growth in the utilization of renewable energy sources. However, high shares of variable wind and solar generating capacity create major balancing challenges for power systems. Typically, the existing power generation capacity is largely based on inelastic steam power plants, which are not designed for the continuous cycling and frequent, fast starts and stops. These features are, however, essential for successfully balancing systems that utilize solar and wind with constant variations in output. Tomorrow’s power systems will need to include significantly more capacity that is fast, dynamic and flexible in order to maximize the utilization of renewables, and to secure a reliable electricity supply. Smart Power Generation enables other power plants to operate optimally, and in so doing improves the efficiency of the complete power system while reducing its emissions.