50 MW / 100 MWh
Improving grid reliability and sustainability
To help scale renewable energy capacity, Wärtsilä delivered a 50 MW / 100 MWh energy storage system to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE) in Salisbury, Wiltshire. It supports access to clean, reliable energy by balancing the intermittency of renewables.
The Salisbury energy storage system will provide grid services such as wholesale market trading, which will help balance renewable energy generation throughout the day.
The facility will utilise Wärtsilä’s GridSolv Quantum, a fully integrated and modular, energy storage system, as well as Wärtsilä’s sophisticated energy management software, the GEMS Digital Energy Platform.
|Customer||Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE)|
|Site size||50 MW / 100 MWh|
|Site locations||Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK|
|Scope of services||Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)|
Battery storage has a key role to play in helping the UK to decarbonise by ensuring we make the most of the increasing levels of renewable energy coming onto the Grid. SSE is investing £25bn over this decade (circa £7m a day) in low carbon infrastructure of this kind and we are delighted to be working alongside Wärtsilä to provide the balancing and flexibility services we need to help the UK get to net zero.
Wärtsilä has a longstanding history supporting renewable energy integration and decarbonisation across the UK.
While this is the first partnership between Wärtsilä and SSE for a standalone energy storage system, the two companies have worked closely to scale up the UK’s power system flexibility over the past decade.
In 2021, Wärtsilä delivered an 8 MW / 6 MWh energy storage system to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Distribution, the distribution subsidiary of SSE plc, at the Lerwick Power Station on the Shetland Islands to provide grid balancing services and reserve power.
Maintain frequency on the UK grid as fossil fuels come offline
Wärtsilä's GridSolv Quantum energy storage system is the most innovative, safe, and cost-effective offering on the market today
Add grid stability with instantaneous frequency regulation services
Facilitate wholesale market trading to balance renewable energy generation
Wärtsilä's GEMS Digital Energy Platform allows SSE to remotely monitor, operate, identify, and diagnose equipment with unrivalled safety, reliability, and flexibility
Enable more British energy consumers to access secure, low-cost renewable energy
Assist sustainability goals
Improve sustainability of SSE's energy services and add more renewable energy on the grid
Improving grid reliability and sustainability with a 100 MWh energy storage system
The GEMS Power Plant Controller conducts intelligent power control and optimised energy management operations at power plants of all sizes.
27 June, 2022
25 January, 2021