Albioma is an independent renewable energy producer committed to the energy transition thanks to biomass and photovoltaics.

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Employees put their skills to the service of the Group every day

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Our thermal and solar power plants respectively generate renewable electricity by burning biomass and converting solar energy in a photovoltaic process.

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62%

of renewable energy in the energy mix

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Réunion Island

  • Energy: Biomass and solar
  • Installed since: 1992
  • Installed power capacity: 210 MW
  • Installed solar capacity: 28 MWp

As the leading electricity supplier in Réunion Island, Albioma produces around 45 % of the energy available in the grid by operating two thermal biomass power plants, a bioethanol combustion turbine and a large photovoltaic fleet.

The beginnings of cogeneration

In 1992, at the Bois-Rouge site, Albioma commissioned the first thermal power plant in France that was able to transform bagasse into renewable energy. This innovative model, which is based on a partnership agreed with the sugar industry, has been successfully replicated both on an international scale and in Réunion Island, where a second cogeneration unit was opened in Le Gol in 1995. In 2019 Albioma has commissioned the first combustion turbine in the world operating on bioethanol in order to meet consumption fluctuations on the grid.

210

MW

Total installed capacity of the three power plants

1400

GWh

of electricity exported to the grid in 2017 by Bois-Rouge and Le Gol

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Solar energy, an activity with strong growth

With a 28 MW installed capacity in 2018, Albioma is the leading producer of photovoltaics in Réunion Island. These photovoltaic power plants are all located in areas where there is no conflict of use, such as La Star, which was built on a landfill site that was still in operation. Others are located on the roofs of buildings, such as those on the E. Leclerc shopping centre, the covered playground of the Iris Hoarau school – for own consumption purposes – and the Grand Port Ouest. The latter was commissioned in 2018 and can operate continuously using a battery storage system enabling electricity to be sent to the grid during peak consumption periods. An excellent supplier of peak energy, solar power has a rosy future ahead. As part of the partnership signed with the Réunion social housing association, the Group is now planning the construction of 51 photovoltaic power plants in 2019 on residential roofs.

90

solar power plants

in Réunion Island

28

MW

Total production capacity of the photovoltaic power plants in 2018

34

GWh

of electricity sent to the grid in 2018

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