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August 31, 2021

Virgin Island Dual Fuel Power Plant – Battery Energy Storage System, U.S. Virgin Islands

By Carmen

The Virgin Island Dual Fuel Power Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is a 9,000kW energy storage project located in U.S. Virgin Islands.

The project will be commissioned in 2022.

Contractors involved

Wartsila is the technology provider for the project.

Wartsila is the EPC contractor for the project.

Additional information

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The four Wartsila 32LG engines will deliver a total output of 36 MW, while the energy storage system will add further 9 MW for up to two-hours.The Wartsila plant will provide much needed additional baseload capacity to the Island’s electricity supply. It will improve the system’s reliability, while at the same time giving us additional fuel and operational flexibility that will increase fuel efficiency and lower overall operating costs.

Methodology

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