This project sets out to successfully replace the 2.5 million litres of fuel oil currently used for electricity generation on the island of Lifou, New Caledonia, with 100% renewable energy by 2020, thus making the island a "showcase" for energy transition in the Pacific.
In particular, ENGIE has designed an energy master plan for this project to make the most of the island's resources on the one hand, and to organise the sharing of services expected between production (renewable energy, gas etc) and the network manager on the other.
A feasibility study and risk calculation were also carried out to ensure a local, sustainable and renewable energy network.
To achieve the target set, the island's energy mix will rely on the development of new capacity in solar (up 5.4 MW), wind (up 0.8 MW) and biofuel (up 1.2m litres), coupled with storage (5 MW).
The benefits of this project are threefold, allowing to:
Strengthen the territory's energy self-sufficiency,
Reduce its carbon footprint,
Address intermittency and optimise the penetration of renewable energies within the island’s mix.