Technology group Wärtsilä is to supply a 15MW / 30MWh energy storage system to Tampa Electric Company (TECO), with the system to be co-located with a 25 MW solar plant in Dover, Florida.
The ‘GEMS Digital Energy Platform’, Wärtsilä’s energy management system, will control the dispatch of the energy storage system.
The project is expected to become operational by fall 2024.
“Wärtsilä is proud to work with Tampa Electric Company to provide flexible utility-scale solutions designed to enable more sustainable energy production and management,” said Andrew Tang, vice president, Wärtsilä energy storage & optimisation. “Energy storage allows our customers to optimise renewable energy for a safer and more resilient grid and we’re eager to see this system come to life in 2024.”