Wärtsilä in India

  • Energy transition pathways towards a low-cost 100% renewable power system across India by 2050

    Energy transition pathways towards a low-cost 100% renewable power system across India by 2050


Wärtsilä Energy Solutions

Energizing India

Wärtsilä power plants are the ideal solution for decentralized power production and an attractive alternative to the conventional model of centralized power plants.

Wärtsilä’s solutions are available for large plants of 500 + MW capacity. Our gas based power plants are highly flexible and offer the following benefits:

  • Substantial reduction in Carbon emission.
  • Negligible water consumption.
  • Minimal Land requirement which means saving in deforestation and displacement of people.
  • Higher efficiency leading to saving of primary energy in the power sector.
  • Reduction in investment on Transmission Network.
  • Savings in Operational & Capital costs.

Our power plants can be used for base-load applications or for peak-load needs or to complement wind energy. Our engines can handle liquid fuels such as HFO/LSHS, LFO, LBF or natural gas. Versatile dual-fuel engines can switch between liquid fuel and gas, on line. The CCHP solutions have a very low CO2 footprint, and merit status of ‘deemed renewable energy’.

We provide complete EPC solutions and lifecycle O&M support. 

Wärtsilä has been involved with the Indian market for over 25 years, and has an installed base that exceeds 3500 MW, with a large service organisation to provide lifecycle support to customers. Many of the engines have clocked over 1,00,000 hours of operation. The 48MW power plant at Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilisers Ltd has completed 25 years of continuous generation.

For India to take a rightful place in the group of developed nations, electrical energy availability to each section of the population in stable and adequate quantity is a must. Energy demand fluctuates during the course of 24 hours in a day, during passage of different seasons and also sees substantial unpredictability over the years based on climatic condition, political and social expressions and many other factors specific to that year. Introduction of renewable power feed such as wind & solar etc. though extremely desirable from environment & sustainability point of view, adds more unpredictability to the supply-demand situation in the grid.

Leading the global energy transition


Wärtsilä leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance.

Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world.

Flexibility is the new black

Whitepaper: Electricity market reforms for the efficient procurement of ancillary services

The electricity landscape in India is evolving rapidly. The government is committed to increasing the share of non-fossil fuels in the electricity mix to 50 percent by 2030. Increasing the share of renewables in the electricity mix will make the power system more sustainable. However, the efficient integration of renewables in the grid can be rather cumbersome without suitable balancing resources.

Webinar: Design Considerations for India’s Ancillary Services Market

Managing India's power system is becoming increasingly complex as it's resource mix evolves to include more weather dependent, decentralised, and variable renewable energy sources. In order to deal with such complexity, the system operator will need more flexibility to serve load while maintaining grid reliability. 

Considering the changing system needs, Wartsila commissioned KPMG to carry out an Ancillary Services Market Study to understand the market structure in India. How can we provide appropriate price signals to reflect both operational and resource requirements while encouraging efficient investment and retirement decisions?

Study shows RES integration potential using Internal Combustion Engines (ICE)

Power plant using renewable solar energy with sunset over the Gap in the Himalayan Mountain, Kashmir, India

Whitepaper: A 100% renewable power system across India by 2050

Wärtsilä, in collaboration with the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT), has carried out a modelling study to explore the feasibility of a net-zero power system across India by 2050. The findings of the study show that India can undertake a cost-optimal shift to 100% renewable energy (RES) and avoid locking in a highly polluting, more expensive and less effective transition.

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