Wartsila has won a 6 MW energy storage project contract for the Caribbean island of Bonaire from ContourGlobal Bonaire, a subsidiary of London based ContourGlobal.
The EPC hybrid energy project includes both the hardware, consisting of batteries and inverters, as well as GEMS, the energy management software from Greensmith Energy, a Wartsila company.
The energy storage system will enable Bonaire, part of the Netherlands Antilles, to increase its use of renewable energy such as wind and solar. Wartsila energy storage solution will provide the grid stability and reliability required for the island.
The project will integrate multiple generation assets including all of the island’s existing power generation assets, energy storage, wind and solar. GEMS software will control the island grid of Bonaire, an island of 19,000 inhabitants. Completion on the Wartsila EPC project is expected in April 2019, Sampo Suvisaari, regional director, Latin America North at Wartsila, said.
Wartsila’s energy storage and software platform will increase ContourGlobal’s wind power production and solar generation energy in Bonaire, said Giorgio Narminio, chief operating officer at ContourGlobal.
ContourGlobal owns and operates approximately 4,830 MW in 103 power plants in 19 countries and three continents.