Wartsila is to supply energy storage technology totaling 200MW for two projects in the U.S. state of Texas.
The company will also provide 10-year asset performance agreements for the interconnected stand-alone systems.
The order was placed by Able Grid Energy Solutions, the utility-scale energy storage project development arm of MAP RE/ES. The Madero and Ignacio energy storage plants will deliver grid support to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
The systems are expected to become fully operational starting in January 2022.
The Madero and Ignacio projects will participate in the existing ERCOT wholesale electricity market, delivering key ancillary services required for grid stability, including frequency regulation. Years of development by forward-looking innovators like Wartsila now allow us to deploy market-driven solutions that will improve electricity grid reliability and performance while enabling further decarbonization of electricity markets.