Reunion’s first private hydraulic power station

On 6th December 2013, ALTERELEC opened the very first private hydraulic power station in Reunion Island.

Première centrale hydraulique privée de La Réunion {JPEG}It is integrated into the West Coast Irrigation network (ILO), making it possible to harness energy from water entering the reservoir at a pressure of 5 bars.

Previously, all this energy was unexploited.

ALTERELEC operates this hydroelectric plant under a concession agreement with the General Council of Reunion Island, owner of the ILO.

This achievement is a fine example of a partnership between a local authority and a private company. It helps in enhancing public heritage and contributes to Reunion Island’s ambition for energy independence.