Among Akuo Energy’s projects to increase Reunion Island’s energy supply is a 9 MW photovoltaic plant, coupled with an energy storage system. The solution includes a programmable logical controller (PLC) that helps balance power generation with load requirements, dispatching the power to the grid according to power demand and quality requirements.
The solar plant includes an area dedicated to aquaculture shade structures with a capacity of 1.5 MWp. In addition to generating electricity, these structures are designed to help raise fish, providing shade, camouflage and protection. Some building are dedicated to a fish hatchery for breeding red tilapias and sturgeons.
The site also includes a solar plant Agrinergy with a capacity of 7.5 MWp, dedicated to market gardening. The solution is designed to generate enough electricity to power nearly 4,700 households and lower carbon emissions by nearly 9.3 tons a year.