Voltalia brings live 10 MW/13.6 MWh of battery storage in French Guiana
Mana battery storage system. Image by: Voltalia SA.
French renewable power producer Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) today announced the commissioning of a 10-MW/13.6-MWh energy storage system in French Guiana.
The Mana battery facility, located in the municipality with the same name, is part of the Toco storage complex, which Voltalia says will be the largest one of its kind in France. The installation already has 12.6 MW/16.5 MWh in operation, while an additional 0.5 MW/0.6 MWh are under construction. In future, further capacity will be added to expand the system, Voltalia said.
The Mana project has in place 10-year remuneration contracts secured in a tender by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) in 2018.
At present, Voltalia has 29 MW of capacity in operation and under construction in French Guiana. This total includes biomass, hydropower, battery storage and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. In October last year, the French firm and its partner Banque des Territoires, part of France's Groupe Caisse des Depots brought online a 2.6 MW/2.9 MWh battery at their 3.8-MW Savane des Peres solar park in French Guiana.
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