Le Gol power station
Le Gol power station is a 122-megawatt (MW) coal- and biomass-fired power station in Saint-Louis, Réunion Island, an insular region of France located in the Indian Ocean.
The power station is expected to stop burning coal by 2024.
The map below shows the power station's location in Saint-Louis, Réunion.
The 122 MW power station consists of one 64 MW and one 58 MW unit, commissioned in 1995 and 2006, respectively. The plant is co-fired with coal and biomass.
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 2024. The island's power stations burn both coal and bagasse, with coal still representing approximately 70% of energy production.
- Sponsor: Albioma
- Parent company: Albioma
- Location: Saint-Louis, Réunion Island, France
- Coordinates: -21.278861, 55.398008 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Capacity: 122 MW (Unit 1: 64 MW, Unit 2: 58 MW)
- Start date: 1995 (Unit 1), 2006 (Unit 2)
- Project retirement date: 2024 (for coal)
- Coal Type: Hard coal
- Coal Source: Imported
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Our history," Albioma website, accessed April 2016
- "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