MADAGASCAR: GreenYellow connects a hybrid solar power plant (1.4 MW) in Morondava

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MADAGASCAR: GreenYellow connects a hybrid solar power plant (1.4 MW) in Morondava©GES

GreenYellow, a subsidiary of the French Casino Group, is commissioning a 1.4 MW hybrid solar power plant in Madagascar, in partnership with Axian Group. The plant provides electricity to the population of Morondava.

The partnership between GreenYellow, the subsidiary of the French Casino Group, and Axian Group is already bearing fruit in Madagascar. The two companies, operating through the joint venture Green Energy Solutions (GES Madagascar), are successfully completing the implementation of an electrification project in the west of the island. The project has resulted in the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant, equipped with diesel generators that take over after sunset.

The plant is located in Morondava, the capital of the Menabe region. The plant provides electricity to the people and businesses of this city of 100,000 inhabitants. According to GreenYellow, the new facility will boost the local economy, which has grown through fishing, especially of shellfish, as well as the cultivation of rice, corn, cassava, cotton and sugar by Chinese producers.

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Through this project, GES Madagascar is expanding its portfolio on the big island. The joint venture between Jovena, the energy arm of Madagascar’s Axian Group, and GreenYellow has an installed capacity of 2 MW and a project pipeline totalling 15 MW. However, the installed capacity of GES should increase in the coming months.

The company, led by Christian Cachat, is currently installing mobile power generation units in Ambokatra, the main quarry that supplies building materials in Madagascar. The installations, which will have a capacity of 148 kWp, will be backed up by 600 kW diesel generators. This electricity will be sold under a 7-year contract to Colas Madagascar, the subsidiary of the French group Bouygues.

Jean Marie Takouleu

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