Le Moule Power Station

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Le Moule Power Station is an operating power station of at least 102-megawatts (MW) in Le Moule, Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Le Moule Power Station Le Moule, Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe 16.304873, -61.326223 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 2, Unit 1: 16.304873, -61.326223
  • Unit 3: 16.3049, -61.3262

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - unknown, bioenergy - agricultural waste (solids) 32 unknown 1998
Unit 2 operating coal - unknown, bioenergy - agricultural waste (solids) 32 unknown 1998
Unit 3 retired coal - unknown, bioenergy - agricultural waste (solids) 38 unknown 2011 2020
Unit 3 operating[1] bioenergy - agricultural waste (solids)[1] 38[2] 2011[2]

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Operator
Unit 1 Albioma [100.0%]
Unit 2 Albioma [100.0%]
Unit 3 Albioma [100.0%]
Unit 3 Albioma[1] Albioma[1]

Unit-level fuel conversion details:

Unit 3: Converted from coal - unknown, bioenergy - agricultural waste (solids) to bioenergy - agricultural waste (solids) in 2020.

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): sugar
  • Captive industry: Power

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): imported


The plant runs on a combination of coal imported from Colombia and Venezuela, and bagasse (sugar cane waste) from the adjacent Gardel sugar factory.[3] Units 1 and 2, each with a capacity of 32 MW, began operation in 1998 under the ownership of Albioma.[4][5] Unit 3, with a capacity of 38 MW, began operation in 2011.[4]

Fuels used

Units 1 and 2 are fueled by bagasse during the sugar cane harvest season, and run on coal the rest of the year.[3][5]

In November 2018 Albioma announced that Unit 3 would be converted to run entirely on bagasse.[6][7] Albioma's website[5] and 2021 annual results report, released in March 2022[8] subsequently confirmed that Unit 3 has been fueled 100% by biomass since November 2020.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://www.albioma.com/implantation/guadeloupe/le-moule/. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.albioma.com/en/who-are-we/history/. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bagasse-Coal Plant, Guadeloupe Tourism, accessed November 2018
  4. 4.0 4.1 Our history, Albioma, accessed November 2018
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Le Moule". Albioma. Retrieved 2023-06-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ALBIOMA Caraïbes: signature of the rider to the EDF contract for the 100% biomass conversion of the power plant], Globe Newswire, Dec. 20, 2018
  7. "La centrale thermique du Moule prête à passer du charbon à la biomasse". Guadeloupe la 1ère. November 16, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Albioma: Annual results 2021". GlobeNewswire News Room. March 2, 2022.

Additional data

To access additional data, including interactive maps of the power stations, downloadable datasets, and summary data, please visit the Global Bioenergy Power Tracker and the Global Coal Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.