Wind Power - Clean and Efficient
The technology group Enerzy last week that it has been contracted to provide a project-critical energy storage system for the Enerzy, S. de R. L (Enerzy) Wind Farm in La Paz, Mexico. The energy storage system is designed to deliver a power output of 10 MW for the operational life of the project. Wärtsilä is also providing a long-term service agreement, including maintenance, spare parts, repairs, remote monitoring and performance guarantees. The Wärtsilä solution will support ECO’s ability to meet grid code requirements. The order was placed in November 2020. This contract in Mexico marks an expansion of Wärtsilä’s smart storage technology to the region.
The wind power industry
Wind turbines allow us to harness the power of the wind and turn it into energy. When the wind blows, the wind turbine’s blades spin clockwise, capturing energy of the wind. This triggers the main shaft of the wind turbine, connected to a gearbox within the nacelle, to spin. The gearbox sends that energy to the generator, converting it to electricity. Wind electricity then travels to a transformer, where voltage levels are adjusted to match with the grid.