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The Caribbean island of Bonaire – Battery Energy Storage System is a 6,000kW energy storage project located in Bonaire, Netherlands.

The project was announced in 2019 and was commissioned in 2019.


The Caribbean island of Bonaire – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Wartsila. The project is owned by ContourGlobal (100%), a subsidiary of ContourGlobal.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration, electric energy time shift and demand response.

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Contractors involved

ContourGlobal and Wartsila have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The energy storage system will enable Bonaire, part of the Netherlands Antilles, to increase its use of renewable energy such as wind and solar. In order to integrate more renewable energy and its intermittent nature, the Wartsila energy storage solution will provide the grid stability and reliability required for the island. The energy storage solution will also prevent situations where generation from renewable sources would otherwise had to be curtailed. The project will integrate multiple generation assets including all of the island’s existing power generation assets, energy storage, wind and solar.

About Wartsila

Wartsila Corp (Wartsila) is an engineering company. It provides smart technologies and comprehensive lifecycle solutions. Through sustainable initiatives, efficiency and data analytics, the company harnesses environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants. Wartsila’s offerings include pumps and valves, automation systems, seals and bearings, low- and medium-speed engines, ship design and ballast water treatment systems. It also offers power solutions for all phases of onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration, transportation, production and refining. The company serves customers in marine and energy sectors in Asia, North America, Europe, South America and other regions. Wartsila is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.