Empowering the renewable modernisation of islanded grids.
Storage offers a sustainable alternative, bringing islanding capabilities that result in lower energy costs, a smaller carbon footprint, the ability to boost renewable energy consumption, and critically, increased reliability and sustainability of the grid.
Wärtsilä Island Grid+ Solution offers both economic and environmental benefits for grid-scale capabilities for localised energy. The Island Grid+ solution is a comprehensive package suite that empowers the delivery of reliable, sustainable and efficient power to islanded grids, ensuring that all assets are used to their full potential.
In the Northern Azores region, energy security was a concern for the island of Graciosa due to a high dependence on fossil fuel imports in an isolated area. A hybrid approach to islanded grid energy generation—optimising multiple generation assets, including wind, solar, storage and thermal generation—addresses baseload supply requirements while accommodating fluctuations in output that are inherent to energy supplied from renewable sources. The entire system is optimised and monitored by GEMS, operating as the island grid controller, to maximise the performance and longevity of the Graciosa energy system.
The addition of storage and GEMS to RECO’s generation resources will provide additional flexibility to integrate renewables—particularly important for the energy security of an island.Read More
The Wärtsilä Island Grid+ Solution is a comprehensive package suite that empowers the renewable modernisation of island grids using a variety of generation assets.
The GEMS Grid Controller conducts intelligent grid control and optimised power management at microgrids of all sizes.
In the race towards 100% renewable energy, islands will show us the way, and machine learning will play a key role. Learn more about how AI is supporting energy optimisation on island grids.
30 September, 2020