100-Megawatt Armonia Microgrid Project Sets Palau On Course to Meet 45%-by-2025 Renewable Energy Goal Five Years Ahead of Schedule

ENGIE eps is building what’s billed as the world’s largest, solar power-energy storage microgrid for the government of Palau. With 100 MW of power generation and distribution capacity, the Armonia microgrid will enable Palau to meet its 45%-by-2025 renewable energy goal five years ahead of schedule, as well as offer electricity at the lowest rates in Palau’s history, according to the project partners.

“The project will deliver the lowest possible tariff ever registered in islands, well below the current generation cost based entirely on polluting diesel, while upgrading the current grid with energy storage to secure reliability and resilience,” ENGIE eps CEO Carlalberto Guglielminotti told Solar Magazine. “This has been, particularly from the economics perspective, an unprecedented low tariff for ENGIE eps and in the worldwide market, enabled by our bold Access to Energy strategy, the strong support of the Palau government and the visionary role of broad-based responsibility to Palau’s citizens displayed by the National Congress.”

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