Voltalia launches third phase of Oiapoque hybrid site in Brazil

Voltalia has launched the third phase of the Oiapoque hybrid site in Brazil.

The company came up with this phase with the construction of the 7.5MW Cafesoca hydroelectric plant. It is located in the northern Brazilian state of Amapa.

According to the company, Voltalia was the only firm in the tender who proposed a solution that included renewable energy. It won the tender organized in 2014.

"The new project will increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity consumption of the inhabitants of Oiapoque to over 90%," a report mentioned.

The hybrid system at Oiapoque includes a 12MW thermoelectric plant, commissioned in 2015, and a 4MW solar plant, commissioned in 2017. The company informed that with the "third project of 7.5MW, the total capacity of the hybrid system will be increased to 23.5MW. "

Oiapoque is a Brazilian town yet to be connected to the national electricity grid.

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