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    Americas towards a 100% renewable energy future

Helping the Americas to decarbonise

The 100% renewable energy transition is underway around the world and we believe the Americas can help lead the way with infrastructure, investments and innovation.

We help our customers unlock the value of the energy transition by optimizing their power systems and future-proofing their assets. We offer flexible power plants, robust energy management and storage systems, as well as lifecycle services that provide increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. We stay at the forefront of research and development to ensure our customers are always at the head of the industry evolution.

On this page, we offer our best equipment and services to help in the decarbonisation of the Americas.

 

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Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimisation offers unrivalled solutions to the most pressing energy challenges, including the integration of more renewables.

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Wärtsilä Energy's America References

19.1GW

of engine power plant capacity installed.

2.5GW

of energy storage capacity installed.

3.4GW

of installed base under service agreement.

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Power system modelling in Americas

 

Around the globe, the energy market landscape is in transition, largely due to the rapidly decreasing cost of renewables. Major players are moving towards more flexible and sustainable energy systems with a rapidly increasing share of renewable energy, declining inflexible baseload generation, and a wider application of energy storage technology.

 

What does an optimal power system look like? The answer varies for each country, city and customer. Read the white papers on power system optimisation in America.

Press releases

Wärtsilä launches Quantum High Energy storage system with advanced safety features and energy density

Nov 27, 2023, 14:00 by Wärtsilä Corporation

Technology group Wärtsilä has launched Quantum High Energy (QuantumHE), a next-generation energy storage system with advanced safety features and enhanced energy density, furthering its industry-leading track record and commitment to safety.

QuantumHE offers state-of-the-art features, including:

  • Advanced battery cells that provide high energy density (306 Ah).
  • Active dehumidification to combat moisture and condensation.
  • Pre-fabricated fire walls to reduce the risk of unit-to-unit thermal propagation.
  • External door latches to provide first responders safe and fast unit access.
  • Gas detection ports allowing for external sampling enhancing safety for first responders.
  • Centrally located dual sprinkler systems to improve fire suppression performance.
  • Leakage protection for coolant, electrolytes and low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants.

“QuantumHE is the safest, most competitive design on the market,” said Darrell Furlong, Director, Energy Storage Product Management and Hardware Engineering at Wärtsilä Energy. “Over the past year, we have conducted several large-scale fire safety tests and participated in numerous standards to improve the entire industry's safety record. And we are committed to continue pushing the envelope, and remain committed to maintaining our 100% fire safety record for our GridSolv Quantum energy storage system.”

QuantumHE utilises 306 Ah battery cells, optimising the usable energy during the lifecycle and increasing the energy density of storage facilities by nine percent. The enhanced density reduces land requirements by up to fifteen percent and reduces the number of units required per facility, lowering equipment costs, expediting the development process and reducing maintenance requirements.

QuantumHE is compatible with Wärtsilä’s sophisticated GEMS Digital Energy Management Platform, which monitors, controls and optimises energy assets on both site and portfolio levels. GEMS can support large energy storage facilities with built-in control features and power purchase agreement optimisation. GEMS enables several advanced grid support services including black start, island operation and virtual synchronous generator (VSG) and it is evolving to provide predictive battery analytics.

Wärtsilä is the third largest energy storage system integrator, according to S&P Global, with a portfolio of over 3.5 gigawatts (GW) and over 7.5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy storage capacity awarded, contracted, or in deployment.

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Media contact for more information on this release:

Katri Pehkonen
Communications Manager
Wärtsilä Energy
Mob: +358 50 591 6180
katri.pehkonen@wartsila.com  

Image caption: Quantum High Energy (QuantumHE), a next generation energy storage system with advanced safety features and enhanced energy density. © Wärtsilä Corporation

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Wärtsilä Energy in brief
Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our partners to accelerate their decarbonisation journeys through our market-leading technologies and power system modelling expertise. These cover decarbonisation services, future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS Digital Energy Platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 76 GW of power plant capacity and 115 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world.
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Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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