Hydroelectric Plants in Reunion

Riviere de l'Est
Location: Reunion
Operator: Electricite de France - Reunion
Configuration: 3 X 22.MW Pelton, 1 X 1.3 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1979-2010
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Alstom, VAPTECH, Bouvier, Leroy Somer
Quick facts: This plant in Sainte-Rose accounts for 60% of the hydrorlectricity in Reunion. It uses waters from Piton de la Fournaise giving a head of 800m. Water is collected and passes through a 4km HRT to 4 large steel storage tanks, a unique feature. Another 4.5km pipe goes to the powerhouse. The first two sets were inaugurated in Sep 1980. The third unit was added about 30yrs later at cost of €25mn.

Photograph by Thierry Caro (wikipedia)
Posted 21 Mar 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 21-Mar-2016

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