Photovoltaic power plant construction in Ilakaka (Madagascar)
Ilakaka is a city located in the southwest of Madagascar, in a region with a very strong solar potential. The city has developed significantly in the last 20 years thanks to the extraction of precious stones, mainly sapphire, and today counts many thousands of people, until few years ago, this village had only a hundred inhabitants.
Today, the village is not connected to the national electricity grid. The city’s electricity producer and distributor have only a power plant and an 80kW wind turbine to produce energy, a 20kV MV line to deliver electricity and a LV network for distribution.
In order to increase their production capacity to prepare for the future expansion of the village and extend production hours, the customer wanted to acquire a PV plant with a large storage fleet.
IDSUD Energies, CAPSUD and KEHUA France have collaborated together for the construction of a 450kWp PV plant and a 762 MWh BESS. The goal is to provide 24-hour electricity to the village of Ilakaka, and to reduce the fuel consumption of the generator.