Engie EPS Supplies 5 MW Storage Solns for RE Project in New Caledonia

Engie EPS Supplies 5 MW Storage Solns for RE Project in New Caledonia

Engie EPS, an arm of Engie Group and a specialist in the microgrids and storage solutions, has supplied its storage system of 5MWh for the renewable energy project in New Caledonia.

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The company has supplied its energy storage solutions to EEC Engie, an arm of Engie Group, for the ‘Lifou 100 percent Renewable Energy by 2020’ project.

Further, this 3-stage project aimed at covering the Lifou Island’s total energy consumption with renewable energies by 2020.

Also, the inauguration of the company’s energy storage unit has opened its 2nd phase of the project and marking a turning point towards the Island’s green energy transition.

Moreover, the company’s innovative storage solution will be combined with the solar and wind energy power generation installed in the 1st phase and the upcoming 3rd phase of the project.

The company said that its technology will allow stabilization of these green energies, which are intrinsically intermittent, assuring their safe integration in the island’s energy network.

Commenting on the development, Carlalberto Guglielminotti, Chief Executive Officer at Engie EPS said “we are proud to have delivered to Engie a cutting-edge storage solution, providing another example of the enormous potential of our technology within Engie Group’s geographic reach. The system delivered in Lifou leverages the expertise built by Engie EPS in designing, supplying and operating microgrid systems on islands around the globe, and represents the blueprint for achieving exceptional levels of renewable penetration, while guaranteeing world-class power quality and reliability.”

This 5 MW innovative energy management system will help in storing the excess energy provided by the solar and wind power plants and will return it to the grid when needed.

It will also help in switching off the island’s diesel generators when the energy demand is fully covered by the solar or wind production, without any risk for the stability of the network.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.