WEB Aruba N.V. up to the energy storage challenge
ORANJESTAD – ARUBA: The transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy at WEB Aruba N.V. for the production of electricity and potable water continues. The company’s ambitious goal of 100% fossil fuel independence by the year 2020 has led to the development of solutions that provide reliable, affordable electricity around the clock. Such solutions require advanced energy storage systems to bridge the gap between peak renewable production and peak demand.
WEB Aruba N.V. has selected the technology leader, Tesla to provide the energy storage systems needed to develop 100% renewable energy solutions, on Friday November 18th, 2016 at Green Aruba VII conference, the two companies signed the agreement in presence of Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Eman, Minister of Economic Affairs, Communication, Energy and Environment, Ing. Mike de Meza and Drs. Franklin A. Hoevertsz, Managing Director of Utilities Aruba N.V. The first utility scale project will be commissioned early next year, and serve as a model for larger scale deployments to be announced over the coming months. WEB Aruba N.V. and Tesla will also deploy Powerpacks and Powerwalls at Aruba’s Smart Community to households and communities across the island.
Management of WEB Aruba N.V. explained that the main purpose of this strategy is to develop energy storage projects as part of a long-term island-wide strategy. Consequently, this strategy will allow more renewable energy penetration, decrease the use of fossil fuels, increase grid stability and decrease overall operations and maintenance costs of Aruba’s electricity system.
WEB Aruba N.V. is currently developing short-term, medium-term and long-term, execution plans in order to achieve Aruba’s target of 100% renewables by 2020.