Voltalia launches the construction of the mixed photovoltaic production and battery storage plant at Sable Blanc in French Guyana

17 Nov 2021

Voltalia (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0011995588), an international player in renewable energies, announces today the start of construction of the Sable Blanc project, a combined photovoltaic production and battery storage plant. With this launch, Voltalia is strengthening its Toco complex, the largest battery storage complex in France with a capacity of 25.6 megawatt hours.

Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia, said: "We are very pleased to continue our development in the territory where Voltalia was born in 2005: Guyana. This new project illustrates our ability to support Guyana's energy transition and our expertise in battery storage technology.

The project, named Sable Blanc, combines a five-megawatt photovoltaic power plant with a 10.6 megawatt hours lithium-ion battery storage unit. This combination will allow the electricity produced during the day to be injected into the grid after dark, while improving the stability of electricity production. The future plant will produce 7,430 megawatt hours annually, equivalent to the electricity needs of 3,090 people in Western Guyana. The project is highly anticipated to help improve the electrical system in a region where electricity demand is growing rapidly, and to replace existing diesel generators in Saint Laurent du Maroni.

Sable Blanc is located near the ocean coast and the border with Suriname in the commune of Mana at a place called "Organabo" on the plot of land next to the Mana Energie Services storage plant commissioned by Voltalia last december. This region benefits from a very high level of solar radiation. Sable Blanc is scheduled to be commissioned at the end of 2022 and will benefit from a guaranteed sales tariff for 20 years.

The Toco complex of which the Sable Blanc project is a part will thus increase to 19.3 megawatts with a capacity of 25.6 megawatt hours.

Voltalia currently operates solar, hydro, biomass and storage power plants in French Guiana with a combined capacity of 31 megawatts, covering nearly 10% of the consumption of the main electricity grid.

Next on the agenda: Q4 2021 revenues, 26 January 2022 (after market closing)

About Voltalia (www.voltalia.com)
Voltalia is an international player in the renewable energy sector. The Group produces and sells electricity generated from wind, solar, hydraulic, biomass and storage facilities that it owns and operates. Voltalia has generating capacity in operation and under construction of more than 1.9 GW and a portfolio of projects under development representing total capacity of 10.7 GW.

Voltalia is also a service provider and supports its investor clients in renewable energy projects during all phases, from design to operation and maintenance.

As a pioneer in the corporate market, Voltalia provides a global offer to private companies, ranging from the supply of green electricity and energy efficiency services to the local production of their own electricity.

The Group has more than 1,230 employees and is present in 20 countries on 3 continents and is able to act worldwide on behalf of its clients.

Voltalia is listed on the regulated market of Euronext Paris, compartment B (FR0011995588 – VLTSA) and is part of the Enternext Tech 40 and CAC Mid & Small indices. The Group is also included in the Gaïa-Index, an index for socially responsible midcaps.
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