UTILITY PORTFOLIO OPTIMIZATION
WITH SMART POWER GENERATION


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Flex scenario including Wärtsilä ICE technology meets utility needs with 628 MW (9%) less capacity.

Portfolio optimization is a key to sustainable, affordable and reliable power systems. This has never been more relevant than it is for utility systems tasked with meeting aggressive renewable targets through a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) or by other means.

Background and motivation Portfolio optimization is the key to integrating renewable energy. Wärtsilä has shown with great success exactly how and why it is a key player in the optimization process. We began by performing annual dispatch studies of power systems with aggressive renewable penetration to understand how flexible, modern, stateof-the-art, modular gas-fired internal combustion engines (ICEs) can improve system performance. One study system was the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which delivers electricity to 80% of the state of California (CA) and handles 35% of the electricity load in the western United States. California has a legislated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requiring 33% of load be served by renewable energy…



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  Mikael Backman


   Regional director, North America
   Wärtsilä Energy Solutions