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Relentless reach with remote support

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Wärtsilä’s remote support was called upon to perform like never before, and it...

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No man is an island but your grid can be
Article / 18 NOV 2021 5 MIN READ

No man is an island, but a grid can be

Weather and seasonal daylight patterns play a significant role in energy production with renewable power from...
  • Energy
  • Energy storage
  • Energy transition
Remote support
Article / 4 NOV 2021 7 MIN READ

Relentless reach with remote support

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Wärtsilä’s remote support was called upon to perform like never before, and it...
  • Energy
  • Operation & maintenance
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Article / 25 OCT 2021 8 MIN READ

Front-loading a net zero future – a few key transition steps away

This autumn, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 – will bring the world...
  • Energy
  • Energy transition
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
From Texas to Nigeria: engine power plants provide the flexibility to mitigate gas supply issues and support growth in renewables
Article / 13 OCT 2021 5 MIN READ

From Texas to Nigeria: engine power plants provide the flexibility to mitigate gas supply issues and support growth in renewables

In North America...
  • Energy
  • Flexibility
  • Power generation
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Article / 29 SEP 2021 6 MIN READ

A taste of a carbon-neutral energy future

What’s the connection between tasty coffee, clear thinking, and carbon dioxide? Visitors of Expo 2020...
  • Energy
  • Energy transition
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
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Article / 22 SEP 2021 5 MIN READ

Rapidly replacing coal is Europe’s best bet

Phasing out coal is critical for Europe to reach its net zero targets by 2050. At present, the European...
  • Energy
  • Power system optimisation
  • Energy transition
Wärtsilä Balancing solution
Article / 14 SEP 2021 6 MIN READ

How flexibility can balance peaks and valleys of energy production - case Brazil

To ensure reliability, intermittent energy like wind and solar need...
  • Energy
  • Energy transition
  • Flexibility
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Article / 2 SEP 2021 7 MIN READ

Cementing the success

Saudi Arabia’s cement industry requires uninterrupted production to keep pace with demand, which means the power supply has to...
  • Energy
  • Flexibility
  • Power generation
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Article / 24 AUG 2021 7 MIN READ

The building blocks of decarbonisation: Power-to-X and sector coupling

Power-to-X will be one of the key solutions to accelerate the energy...
  • Energy
  • Energy transition
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
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Article / 11 AUG 2021 5 MIN READ

Ambitious about Africa

There is currently a desperate need for more equal opportunities and better integration between companies and the communities...
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • People
Future Fuels Society
Article / 22 JUL 2021 7 MIN READ

Can green hydrogen fuel the future?

Mass production of renewable fuels will be a key component in decarbonising the planet. The key to solving this...
  • Energy
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • Energy transition
Ville Rimali Wärtsilä
Article / 15 JUL 2021 3 MIN READ

Unsystematic Decarbonisation is akin to Climbing Everest without a map

Governments worldwide have made declarations to achieve net zero emissions by...
  • Energy
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • Energy transition
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Article / 1 JUL 2021 7 MIN READ

Green light for conversion

Wärtsilä specialises in gas conversion projects that make the switch from diesel to natural gas, LNG, and, ultimately,...
  • Energy
  • Flexibility
  • Energy transition
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Article / 1 JUL 2021 6 MIN READ

Imagine a world where you can brew coffee with thin air

As we grapple with massive challenges like a global pandemic, the climate crisis and...
  • Corporate
  • Planet
  • Sustainability
Fuels of the Future
Article / 28 JUN 2021 6 MIN READ

Fuels of the Future

How do you create carbon neutral, synthetic fuels? Where can they be used? What can be done to accelerate decarbonisation and...
  • Energy
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • Energy transition
4 Questions on Sector Coupling
Article / 14 JUN 2021 4 MIN READ

4 questions on sector coupling

Sector coupling is a term that is increasingly heard in connection with the decarbonisation of energy systems. The...
  • Energy
  • Power generation
  • Flexibility
Dictionary of future fuels
Article / 7 JUN 2021 6 MIN READ

Dictionary of future fuels

What is green hydrogen? What is pink hydrogen? What does Power-to-X technology mean? When it comes to future fuels, there...
  • Energy
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • Energy transition
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Article / 4 MAY 2021 6 MIN READ

Tech to save textile

Pakistan’s textile industry needs flexible power generation.
  • Energy
  • Power generation
  • Flexibility
Cape Town Aerial After Sunset
Article / 27 APR 2021 5 MIN READ

Empowering and powering South Africa

South Africa's energy landscape is currently challenged by ageing coal-fired power stations and load shedding....
  • Energy
  • Energy transition
  • Power generation
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Article / 23 APR 2021 4 MIN READ

It’s easy to tell these twins apart

A digital twin is virtual copy of something in the real world. Wärtsilä uses them with both energy and marine...
  • Digitalisation
  • Energy
  • Marine Systems
Jan Andersson Wärtsilä
Article / 13 APR 2021 5 MIN READ

The Change of a Decade

Jan Andersson, Market Development Manager for Wärtsilä Energy, has always believed in renewable energies and feels lucky to...
  • Energy
  • Energy transition
  • Power generation

Webinar
Importance of flexibility and reliability in the UK energy market

20 min + 15 min Q&A
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Importance of flexibility and reliability in the UK energy market

Flexible power generation plays a key role in moving towards renewable energy sources. The UK has traditionally been heavily dependent on coal, but is now taking steps towards more sustainable alternatives. To speed up the transition towards renewables, the country needs to add flexible capacity in its power systems. Flexibility is critical to keeping the grid stable and balanced during peak times, dealing with intermittency from renewable energy sources or when renewable energy such as wind or solar is not available. Please watch our webinar recording to learn how the UK enhances flexibility in the energy market with the two new 50 MW Centrica power plants. These engine-based gas power plants bring the needed flexibility and reliability to the power systems. The webinar is co-hosted by Baringa, an independent business and technology consultancy.


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Melle Kruisdijk

Vice President, Europe Wärtsilä Energy Business

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Ilesh Patel

Partner, Baringa Energy & Resources

Whitepaper / 31 MAR 2021 92 PAGES

A 100% renewable power system across India by 2050

India has committed in the 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
  • Energy
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • Energy transition
Whitepaper / 26 NOV 2020 16 PAGES

The optimal path forward for Ukraine’s power system

The global energy landscape is in transition, largely due to the rapidly decreasing cost of...
  • Energy transition
  • Power system optimisation
The cost-optimal capacity mix for 100% renewable electricity systems
Whitepaper / 20 NOV 2020 16 PAGES

The cost-optimal capacity mix for 100% renewable electricity systems

The cost of renewable energy has decreased rapidly in recent years, making it...
  • Energy transition
  • Power system optimisation
The path towards a future of high renewable energy in Jiangsu, China
Whitepaper / 11 NOV 2020 24 PAGES

The path towards a future of high renewable energy in Jiangsu, China

Jiangsu province in China has been at the forefront of the energy transition in...
  • Energy transition
  • Power system optimisation
Aligning stimulus with energy transformation
Whitepaper / 29 OCT 2020 29 PAGES

Aligning stimulus with energy transformation

This report examines the potential to focus governments’ energy stimulus explicitly on accelerating...
  • Energy transition
The value of flexibility in power systems with a high share of hydro generation: Case Brazil
Whitepaper / 22 OCT 2020 24 PAGES

The value of flexibility in power systems with a high share of hydro generation: Case Brazil

Brazil is fortunate to have the excellent hydro...
  • Power system optimisation
  • Energy
  • Flexibility