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Wärtsilä to deliver 10 MW of energy storage to wind farm in La Paz, Mexico

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Wärtsilä technology group has been contracted to deliver up to 10 MW of energy storage to a 50 MW wind farm located in La Paz, Mexico; the company announced this Monday.

Firstly, the wind farm, owned by San Diego-based Eurus Energy America Corporation, is a 50 MW wind farm, located in La Paz, Mexico; it is called Eolica Coromuel or ECO.

Secondly, Wärtsilä will deliver its energy storage system, with up to 10 MW of input power. It will also procure, through a long-term service agreement, maintenance, spare parts, repairs, remote monitoring and performance guarantees.

In addition, the company will help ECO meet the grid code requirements. According to the statement, the order existed since November 2020; and it is the first project of the company in Mexico.

Consequently, the agreement with ECO marks for the technology group an important expansion in its smart storage technology to the country.

Thirdly, the energy storage system will be connected to the local grid, and the National Center for Energy Control (CENACE), which is Mexico’s independent operator will control it.

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Energy storage to help Mexico meet its energy transition goals

The system will also provide with control for the facility’s ramp rate; also generation reliability; as well as frequency and capacity controls. The GEMS smart energy storage solution by Wärtsilä “is a platform that connects energy assets to energy markets in technically and economically optimized manner.”

It also provides with flexible architecture real time optimization; and also support for the output’s fluctuations caused by dynamically changing wind conditions.  

Consequently, this project “will also help Mexico meet its renewable energy goals; as an efficient energy storage is a key element for its success,” said Nick Henriksen, Vice President, Eurus Energy America.

“The Mexican government is to have 30% of energy generated by renewables by 2021 and 35% by 2024. For this reason, we required an experienced supplier with an outstanding track record and Wärtsilä was, therefore, the obvious choice,” he remarked.

Finally, John Robbins, Business Development Manager of Wärtsilä Energy, stated. “we are delighted to support this project with our advanced energy storage solution. We also have demonstrated our ability to meet ECO’s schedule and technical requirements.”

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