GE Vernova to Stabilize Guadeloupe’s Grid with Synchronous Condenser

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A turnkey synchronous condenser system will be installed at EDF Systèmes Energétiques Insulaires’ thermal plant on the island of Guadeloupe.

GE Vernova’s Power Conversion business and Eiffage Énergie Systèmes will supply and install a turnkey synchronous condenser system at EDF Systèmes Energétiques Insulaires’ (SEI) TAC Jarry Sud thermal power plant on the island of Guadeloupe. The synchronous condenser will assist the stabilization of Guadeloupe’s electrical grid by providing dispatchable energy when sudden power issues arise.


The condenser is a carbon-free and cost-effective solution that simulates the synchronous inertia response produced by traditional thermal power generation. GE Vernova will supply a 200 MW.s/25 MVA synchronous generator along with auxiliary equipment and a plant control system. In addition to the condenser installment, GE Vernova has signed a 12-year equipment maintenance agreement.

“This project represents a leading reference for our synchronous condenser technology designed and built in France,” said Eric Cotelle, General Manager of Power Conversion, France. “We are delighted and proud to be supporting EDF SEI in helping the French island of Guadeloupe achieve its decarbonization objectives.”

Eiffage Énergie Systèmes is responsible for the electrical distribution from the primary transformer to the equipment’s interface point, as well as civil engineering, installation, and site management.