A reliable electricity supply is essential to the local community living on the Shetland Islands, a subarctic archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland. The Lerwick Power Station is the main generator for the grid, with an obligation to deliver uninterrupted power to the island community.
The introduction of energy storage will enhance the islands’ security of supply and reduce operating hours on the diesel generators. Wärtsilä’s 8 MW / 6 MWh energy storage system and GEMS Digital Energy Platform are enabling an increased integration of existing renewable power into the power system, which will help lower CO2 emissions. A combination of flexibility solutions is setting the Scottish archipelago on a path towards a cleaner energy system.
|WHAT||8 MW / 6 MWh ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM|
|WHERE||SHETLAND ISLANDS, SCOTLAND|
|HOW||EPC (Engineering, procurement & construction)|
and 6 MWh of energy storage capacity
tonnes of fuel savings
tonnes of CO2 reductions
The Wärtsilä energy storage system will enhance the islands' security of supply, while at the same time lowering our carbon footprint.
- Darren Hitchin Embedded Generation Manager, Lerwick Power Station
|Customer||Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Distribution (SSEN)|
|Site size||8 MW / 6 MWh|
|Site locations||Shetland Islands, UK|
|Applications||Island Grid+, Grid reliability, Renewables integration|
|Scope||Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)|
|Lifecycle solution||10 year service agreement|