In French Guiana, EDF Store & Forecast optimizes photovoltaic power generation at the Toucan 2 power plant with storage
EDF Store & Forecast has recently deployed its software solution on behalf of EDF Renewables at the Toucan 2 power plant in French Guiana. The site’s generation and storage facilities will be autonomously managed by the smart Energy Management System (EMS) from now on, ensuring continuous, optimized generation of solar power.
Located close to the Atlantic coast in the commune of Montsinéry-Tonnégrande in French Guiana, Toucan 2 consists of a 5 MWc photovoltaic power plant and a 4 MW–10.6 MWh stationary lithium-ion battery. From now on, Toucan 2’s Energy Management System (EMS) will manage the power plant and its battery entirely autonomously in accordance with the guidelines set out by the power grid manager and the production plan scheduled the day before.
The Toucan 2 project was the winning response to a call for tenders launched by the French Energy Regulatory Commission for the development of photovoltaic generation facilities with storage in non-interconnected zones. The objective was to strengthen the security and availability of renewable energy via these electrical grids.
EDF Store & Forecast has drawn on all its internal expertise for this project; from battery sizing through generation forecasts and onsite configuration and installation of the EMS. It will also be responsible for supervising and maintaining the software solution.
Toucan 2 is EDF Store & Forecast’s third EMS project in French Guiana after Toucan in 2014 and Montjoly in 2015.