Maldives – 10.4MW ambitious microgrids powering resorts

Stage:
1st and 2nd plant: commissioned

Country:
Maldives

Microgrid features

PV:
1.8MWp

Storage:
0.5MW/0.6MWh Sodium Nickel chemistry

DG:
8MVA

Power Conversion System:
2.4MW Full Virtual Inertia DROOP Control Technology

Master Controller:
Pool Algorithms & Black Start Function

Connected Users:
2,000+ people

Reduction:
460 tons/year

Diesel reduction:
423,000 liters/year

The Hybrid Power Plants supply 2 resorts and lodges completely off- grid. The plants are mainly composed by solar panels, energy storage systems, advanced control systems and power centres. Those are real power plants fully remotely controlled. Each element has been fractionated to minimize the footprint, thus exploiting the roofs of the various buildings of the resort with the PV panels.

Located in one of the 1,190 Maldives islands, the second Hybrid Power Plant only will save approximately 423,000 litres of diesel each year, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions by around 460 CO2 tons per year.