Energy Business Director - Engine Power Plants
Wartsila North America, Inc.
Our energy landscape is rapidly changing, particularly in the electric power sector. Renewable energy adoption is increasing at a rapid rate, and around the U.S. even more ambitious 100% renewable energy targets are being set by companies, states, utilities, and regulators. The exact recipe is not defined on how to technically reach these targets. In the midst of the progress toward decarbonizing our energy systems, utility stakeholders face the challenge of making long-term decisions about technology investments, continuing to meet demand generation, retiring coal, nuclear, and gas inflexible baseload plants, and dealing with the resultant reliability concerns created by large scale intermittent renewable energy resources in the system--all in the face of constantly shifting energy markets, regulations, and technology developments.
This session will provide utility decision-makers with how Wärtsilä solutions can help address these challenge. Jon Rodriguez, Energy Business Director at Wärtsilä, will focus on two applications for Wärtsilä solutions along with real-world examples. The applications discussed will include balancing renewables with engine power plants, as well as with battery energy storage systems.