Wärtsilä, a technology firm, will deliver a 5.2 MW energy storage system to provide frequency management in the ancillary service market for the Taiwanese grid as Taiwan strives to attain 20 per cent renewable energy by 2025. Shangfa Construction received the order in August 2021 and will construct the energy storage facility on behalf of North-Star International Co., Ltd.

The Beimen Energy Storage project will be located in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. Wärtsilä’s Grid Solv Quantum and Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Platform will be included. GEMS will enable comprehensive asset control and optimization for energy assets. Wärtsilä will also offer consulting and training services.

Taiwan Power Company has launched a day-ahead ancillary service market, which includes frequency regulation, spinning reserve, and supplement reserve services. North-Star International will be able to provide frequency control and spinning reserve services. Frequency control will allow for larger levels of renewables integration, while the Wärtsilä energy storage solution will support frequency stability and system dependability, both of which are critical criteria for businesses such as semiconductor production. The system will be operational by the end of the first quarter of 2022. Taiwan intends to generate 20 per cent of its energy from solar and wind power by 2025, with an additional 15 GW of offshore wind power by 2035.