Bois-Rouge power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

Location

The map below shows the plant in Saint-Denis.

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Background

The power station consists of one 62 MW and one 48 MW unit, commissioned in 1992 and 2004, respectively. The plant is co-fired with biomass and imported coal.[1][2][3]

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.[4][5]

The conversion to 100% biomass is expected to reduce the site's greenhouse gas emissions by 84%.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Albioma
  • Parent company: Albioma
  • Developer:
  • 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

References

  1. "Bois Rouge Biomass Power Plant," IndustryAbout, updated July 14, 2015
  2. "Our history," Albioma website, accessed April 2016
  3. Europe Beyond Coal database, Europe Beyond Coal, January 2021
  4. "La centrale de Bois Rouge va massivement importer du bois des Etats-Unis," Imaz Presse, April 19, 2021
  5. "La Réunion : les centrales électriques passent à la biomasse," Les Echos, December 30, 2020
  6. "Biomasse : un premier dôme de stockage à La Réunion," linfo.re, September 15, 2021

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