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Energy

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an Energy System Integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Our offering includes ultra-flexible internal combustion engine-based power plants, hybridised solar power plants, energy storage & integration solutions, as well as gas to power systems. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Wärtsilä has 68 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.

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  • Plains End I & II, CO, USA
    When deciding on the technology for Plains End I & II, the critical factors for Cogentrix were the ability to operate at peak efficiency in demanding ambient conditions (6150 feet (1845 m) above sea level, average temperature of 97°F (36°C)), and the capability to cope with sudden load swings created by wind power and the distinct wind patterns in the Rocky Mountains.

    Plains End I & II, CO, USA

  • Sweetheart Cup, USA
    Trigen-Cinergy (Trigen) was contracted to provide energy services for Sweetheart Cup in Owings Mills, Maryland. Trigen was expected to provide reliable power at a reduced rate to Sweetheart Cup, so as not to interrupt Sweetheart Cup’s core business concern: to be one of the United States’ largest manufacturers of single-use disposable products for the fold and beverage industry.

    Sweetheart Cup, USA

  • Barrick Gold, USA
    Wärtsilä supplied a 116 MW gas power plant for the Canadian gold mining company Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.'s mine project in Nevada, USA. The plant, which is Wärtsilä's largest gas power plant to date for decentralized generation, was delivered to the customer as a turnkey contract. It was started up in October 2005.

    Barrick Gold, USA

  • Eklutna Generation Station, Palmer, Alaska, USA
    "In the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, these engines can switch fuels without a hiccup."

    Eklutna Generation Station, Palmer, Alaska, USA

  • Antelope Station, Texas, USA
    THE WIND ENABLER RETURNS TO TEXAS The Golden Spread Electric Cooperative debated different back-up power alternatives for addressing the challenges associated with their high proportion of intermittent wind-driven generating capacity. Agricultural irrigation with its heavily varying demand for electricity further increased the flexibility demands on the wind-following plant. The quick starts and high efficiency of Wärtsilä's technology provided an ideal fit.

    Antelope Station, Texas, USA

  • Marquette Energy Center, USA
    When the temperature drops to –40 degrees Celsius, blackouts are not an option. In order to secure a reliable energy supply and enable more renewable energy, Marquette Board of Light and Power (MBLP) in Michigan, USA, opted for Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation technology. As an added benefit, the ultra-flexible power plant provides a new source of income by following real-time electricity prices. The dual-fuel plant replaces old coal-fired capacity.

    Marquette Energy Center, USA

  • Pearsall Station, Texas, USA
    The new energy landscape of the 21-century calls for cleaner, more sustainable energy. Texas has responded to the challenge by installing more than 12 GW of wind power, more than any other US state. However, wind power is as unpredictable as it is green.

    Pearsall Station, Texas, USA

  • Humboldt Bay Generating Station, USA
    The Plant is located in Humboldt County near Eureka in northern California. PG&E selected Wärtsilä's technology in order to repower their existing Humboldt Bay plant. When compared to the existing 50 year old PG&E plant, the new facility will be 33% more efficient with 85% fewer ozone forming compounds and a 34% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions production.The plant was designed to meet the stringent air permitting requirements and California Energy Commission requirements in California.

    Humboldt Bay Generating Station, USA

  • Technical management agreement with Harvey Gulf
    Harvey Gulf have ensured the operational availability of their new fleet of LNG powered offshore supply vessels (OSV) by signing a 5-year Technical Management Agreement (TMA) with Wärtsilä.

    Technical management agreement with Harvey Gulf

  • Port Westward Unit 2 Portland, Oregon, USA
    Portland General Electric Company (PGE) is an investor-owned utility (IOU) located in the Pacific Northwest, which provides electric service to industrial, commercial and residential customers in Portland, Oregon, and surrounding communities. Today, PGE serves more than 800,000 customers within their 4000-square-mile service territory comprising 52 Oregon cities. In 2009, PGE submitted an Integrated Resource Plan to the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) which stated the need for approximately 200 MW of flexible peaking capacity.

    Port Westward Unit 2 Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Woodland 3, Modesto, California, USA
    The state of California is known for its amazing nature and climate. Being home to beautiful beaches, sandy deserts and redwood forests alike, it is hard to find a corner of the planet with comparable natural and climatic diversity. It’s certainly called the Golden State for a reason! But to keep it golden, its inhabitants and regulators are very aware that its fate cannot be left to chance. Climate change is a real threat, and biological degradation could pose a serious risk to an agricultural region that feeds well over 100 million people.

    Woodland 3, Modesto, California, USA

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