Bois-Rouge power station
Bois-Rouge power station is a 108-megawatt (MW) coal-fired and biomass-fired power station in Saint-Denis, Réunion.
The power station is expected to stop burning coal by 2023.
The map below shows the plant in Saint-Denis.
As of April 2021, Albioma – which provides approximately 46% of the island's electricity – was planning to switch the power station to 100% biomass by 2023. The island's power stations burn both coal and bagasse, with coal still representing approximately 70% of energy production.
The conversion to 100% biomass is expected to reduce the site's greenhouse gas emissions by 84%.
- Sponsor: Albioma
- Parent company: Albioma
- Location: Saint-Denis, Réunion
- Coordinates: -20.913831, 55.636348 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Capacity: 102 MW (Unit 1: 62 MW, Unit 2: 46 MW)
- Start date: 1992 (Unit 1), 2004 (Unit 2)
- Planned retirement date: 2023 (for coal)
- Type: Coal & Biomass
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Bois Rouge Biomass Power Plant," IndustryAbout, updated July 14, 2015
- "Our history," Albioma website, accessed April 2016
- Europe Beyond Coal database, Europe Beyond Coal, January 2021
- "La centrale de Bois Rouge va massivement importer du bois des Etats-Unis," Imaz Presse, April 19, 2021
- "La Réunion : les centrales électriques passent à la biomasse," Les Echos, December 30, 2020
- "Biomasse : un premier dôme de stockage à La Réunion," linfo.re, September 15, 2021