Renewable Energy

The Wind Power Sector in Guadeloupe

In Guadeloupe, the operation of wind farms, which produced net cumulated power of 42 MW in 2018, is currently divided among four operators. Power generation from wind turbines peaked in 2013 with 56.7 GWh and has fallen since, with 51 GWh generated in 2018.

Wind farms built in Guadeloupe (EDF SEI, producer data, 2018)

Since 2006, three wind farms have been built for an additional 6 MW of power at the La Mahaudière and Grand Maison sites, and on the island of La Désirade during the upgrading of the Souffleur site. Upgrades of wind turbines (referred to as repowering) at the Petite Place site in 2016, which included both upgrades to existing turbines and additional turbines, increased the nameplate capacity from 1.5 MW to 2.5 MW. The Petite Place site is now equipped with a storage system to address the considerable remoteness of the island of Marie-Galante.1

The most recent photovoltaics–wind energy commission was held on March 13, 2018 to decide upon two wind farm repowering proposals. Both were approved by the commission.

Current figures for wind power production are available in the Key Figures tab (available in French only).

[1] The island of Marie-Galante is remote from Guadeloupe, which is, in turn, remote from metropolitan France.