AGL Energy selected Wärtsilä as supplier for 1,000 MW grid-scale energy storage plan

Australian AGL Energy Limited has selected Wärtsilä, Finland, as one of the two suppliers for their up to 1,000 MW grid-scale energy storage plans. Wärtsilä has signed a non-exclusive five-year frame agreement to supply energy storage projects in partnership with AGL. According to the company, this will reduce tender timeframes for individual projects, enabling faster project schedules and commercial operation. In addition to its energy storage and energy management systems, Wärtsilä’s full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) capabilities were among the reasons for AGL to choose Wärtsilä as an energy storage technology partner.
In 2020, AGL announced plans to develop energy storage installations in Victoria (200 MW), New South Wales (200 MW) and South Australia (250 MW). »The grid-scale energy storage plans will play a key role in Australian energy industry’s transition from traditional fossil fuels towards cleaner energy,« says the company.
»Australia is a country with unparalleled renewable energy resources and a unique opportunity to swiftly decarbonise and move towards renewable energy,« said Kari Punnonen, Director, Australasia, Wärtsilä Energy. »Flexible capacity such as energy storage will be needed to balance renewables and keep the grid stable and reliable.«

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