Pilot project: hybrid power stations for Lebanon
Providing energy for settlements and refugee camps in Lebanon is our way to help improve living conditions in the current refugee crisis. Thus, people can stay in or closer to their homes and avoid a strenuous and dangerous journey.
This is why we have been working on a project to supply a town in Lebanon with 12,500 inhabitants plus 2,500 refugees with electricity mainly generated from renewable sources (sun and wind, 4 megawatts). By creating a new grid which incorporates the current emergency network of diesel generators and with the help of a smart energy management system including battery storage, 2,000 households will profit from a continuous supply of electricity. This will represent a definite improvement compared to the present situation, i. e. an electricity supply of only four to six hours a day – apart from the emergency network based on diesel which involves high costs and pollution.