AGL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Wärtsilä to collaborate on the delivery of large-scale hybrid energy systems to commercial and industrial customers.
The agreement will allow the development of systems that integrate renewable behind-the-meter and off-grid technologies to improve energy efficiencies and supply.
AGL’s Chief Operating Officer, Markus Brokhof, said the innovative systems will provide customers with a broader range of options on their energy.
“This partnership is aimed at supporting customers with over 20 megawatts of energy requirements and will allow AGL to offer greater energy solutions as businesses seek to reduce emissions while maintaining security of supply.”
“These systems will provide customers with certainty and peace of mind – knowing on low generation solar or wind days, flexible firming technologies are in place to meet their demands.”
“For on-grid customers, we’re putting the management of these technologies right in the hands of our customers, with the ability for businesses to generate increased revenue from their assets.”
Sushil Purohit, President, Wärtsilä Energy, said the hybrid solution will be key in enabling a stable and reliable grid, while lowering emissions and system-level costs.
“Energy storage, balancing engine power plants and intelligent energy management software are needed to support the seamless integration of renewable energy sources into the power system while maintaining system flexibility, network stability and energy security.”
The MOU with Wärtsilä aligns with AGL’s Climate Statement commitments and will help contribute to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
In January 2021, AGL secured Wärtsilä under a non-exclusive framework agreement to supply up to 1000 megawatts of grid-scale batteries across the National Electricity Market (NEM).