Since 2007, Albioma's thermal biomass and photovoltaic businesses have been enhancing the energy independence of Martinique, which is not connected to mainland electrical networks.
Our activity helps to stabilise the electricity network
In Martinique, Albioma has built, commissioned and is now operating the Galion combustion turbine and the first all-biomass thermal power plant in Overseas France. Against the backdrop of the energy transition, this new facility, Galion 2, covers approximately 15% of the island’s power needs, while also enabling the share of intermittent energy sources such as solar power to be increased.
Find out about our thermal power plants in Martinique
Building a photovoltaic energy business
Alongside the Group’s thermal biomass activity, Albioma operates a fleet of photovoltaic power plants in Martinique. All were built in areas free from conflicts of use, either on the ground (Lassale) or on the roof of residential properties (SIMAR) et or industrial buildings (Dillon distillery, a municipal waste treatment plant or the Galion sugar refinery). In 2018, these installations supplied 17.6 GWh of renewable electricity to the Martiniquan network, representing nearly one quarter of all photovoltaic power generated on the island. As well as contributing to the regional energy transition, this output is set to increase by around 500 kWp in 2019, as new projects come onstream.
Find out about our solar power plants in Martinique