Wärtsilä to supply Caribbean island of Curaҫao with 25 MWh BESS

May 24, 2024

Technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the Caribbean island of Curaҫao with a 25 MW / 25 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).

The order was placed by Aqualectra, Curacao’s government owned utilities company.

Joseph Everon, adviser to the CTO at Aqualectra, said: “Aqualectra’s strategic objective is to provide the community with affordable, sustainable, and reliable electricity. The Wärtsilä solution will support all these objectives through reducing generation costs, enabling the integration of renewables, and decreasing CO2 emissions, while providing high reliability.”

Christoffer Ek, director of decarbonisation services at Wärtsilä Energy, added: “The BESS and GEMS provide the reserves needed to improve asset loading, and therefore efficiency, availability of energy, grid stability and reliability. Wärtsilä’s leading technologies and our capabilities of lifecycle services will support Aqualectra’s vision of a sustainable energy future. We are pleased to continue our close partnership with this project.”