Solar, Wind and Storage to replace Diesel Generation in the Pacific
Annual CO2 Reduction
Lifou has 8 solar farms and 3 retractable wind turbines, it is the 5th largest city in New Caledonia.
Since 2017, EEC and Alizés Energie have embarked on a 3-stage renewable energy development programme on Lifou in order to aim for a 100% renewable energy target by 2020.
The principle is to use solar and wind energy as a source of electrical production as a replacement, in the long run, for diesel-powered engines at the thermal power plant.
Due to the intermittency of these renewable energy sources, which depend on wind and sunshine conditions and to ensure that consumers have stable and green energy, the use of large-scale centralized storage solutions is necessary.
Scope of Work
Investment carried by EEC.
Storage and management of green energy using an energy storage unit with a capacity of 5.4 MVA and a capacity of 5.06 MWh, this unit consists of 4 containers of 40 feet: 2 for batteries and 2 for converters and transformers.
The purpose of this unit is to:
for several hours a day, power Lifou with 100% green energy (battery in use and electro generators off);
store excess energy from solar and wind power plants and return it over other periods to reduce the consumption of diesel or bio-oil (frying oil).