Jema awarded with a new Bess Project in La Reunion island


La Reunion’s first large scale Battery Energy Storage System to be built at the Janar Power Station is expected to be operational in October 2021, contributing to La Reunion’s 50% Renewable Energy target.

Like many island nations, La Reunion is struggling to move away from the polluting diesel generators on which it has relied for so long.

The Indian Ocean island is boosting renewable capacity by adding the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to its Janar Station. 5 MW battery with a storage capacity of 2.5 MWh. It will store renewable energy, meaning more wind and solar power can now be built across the island.

In this project Jema will contribute to the change supplying a total of 6 IBX2 bidirectional inverters and spare parts.

The IBX inverters will comply with local regulation and French regulation. The IBX2 converter is a four quadrant system with Statcom mode capacity, working in grid forming or grid tied and a quick response of P and Q variation, and black start capability.

With this new reference JEMA is confirming its expertise in island grid quality requirement and reinforces its position in the storage market.