The world largest microgrid is on a pacific island !23/10/2018
Decentralised energy : ENGIE EPS will build an operate a 100 MW dispatchable solar PV project in Palau, a Pacific archipelago. The project called "Armonia" will transform Palau into a resilient country low in carbon emissions.
ARMONIA : With 35 MW of renewable energy and 45 MWh of energy storage, the project will be coupled with the current diesel generation to transform the Palau grid into a smart, integrated system, representing a global reference for the state-of-the-art technology. Renewable energy produced by the solar component is expected to represent in excess of 45% of Palau’s total demand.
ENGIE EPS (Former Electro Power Systeme*) is a company specialised in energy storage solutions and microgrids that enable intermittent renewable sources to be transformed into a stable power source. Headquartered in Paris, ENGIE EPS has a team of about 90 employees working in its research & development centre and industrial facilities located in Italy. Thanks to technology covered by 130 patents and applications, combined with more than 10 years of R&D within the Polytechnic of Turin and Milan, the company has implemented 36 projects in 21 countries, including off-grid hybrid systems and microgrids powered by renewables and energy storage with a total capacity of 47MWh.