Wärtsilä is leading the transition – we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations.
Today we are far away from fully renewable energy systems. However, renewables are starting to become the major energy source in many regions, pushing inflexible power generation out of the system. When renewables are not available, engines and energy storage will provide the needed flexibility to balance renewables and secure reliability.
No one person or company alone can change the world overnight. No single, brilliant move will complete the game. It’s something we all need to do together.
Check out our video to see what energy system balancing and optimisation can mean in practice.
We see that the transition to 100% renewable energy systems is set to accelerate at an eye-popping rate. No matter the region, the shift towards 100% renewable energy systems brings benefit to society – both economically and in terms of the climate. Careful planning of future energy systems will save billions in costs and drive rapid reduction of Co₂ emissions.
Wärtsilä can support in creating your most optimal power system towards a 100% renewable energy future.
Every second that ticks by presents an opportunity for us to make the right decisions for a sustainable future. As we integrate more renewables into traditional baseload power systems, flexibility becomes essential. To ensure a continuous supply of electricity becomes a constant balancing act, where every second, minute, and hour counts.
Our ‘Front-loading Net Zero’ report models cost-optimal pathways to 100% renewable power systems in different markets with vastly different socioeconomic dynamics, distinct energy systems, and challenges to overcome.
The results show that the path is similar everywhere.
We stand at the precipice of a transformational shift in European electricity systems, as wind and solar become the dominant power source to achieve net zero. However, the transition cannot be delivered by renewables alone.
See our key recommendations for Europe's energy market redesign based on our power system modelling results.