Solar energy policies in La Reunion

A carbon intensive island…

With a strong regional ambition for the Energy Transition : the Multi Annual Energy Plan (PPE) adopted in 2022…


The key objective of this plan is to reach 100% renewable energy sources in electricity generation by 2030, through : 

And a smart specialization strategy (RIS3) aiming at turning the island into a global expertise centre, providing solutions to support islands and remote areas in their energy decarbonization and self-sufficiency efforts, with 3 major areas of expertise: 

Such objective is supported by a 2021-2027 research and innovation roadmap, which brings together the main regional organisations : 

The Regional Council
holds the responsibility for energy and research and innovation policies, acts as European Structural Funds managing authority
The regional energy transition Agency
SPL Horizon Réunion supports the Regional Council in the development of regional policies and conducts technical studies
The regional develop
ment Agency
and RIS3 managing organization
PIMENT laboratory
Laboratory of Physics and Mathematical Engineering for Energy, the Environment and Buildings of the University of La Réunion
Energy Lab laboratory
UR research laboratory focusing on the optimization of electrical energy in critical ecosystems
CEMOI laboratory
UR Laboratory : Indian Ocean Centre of Economics and Management
The regional business cluster
for Energy Transition
Electricite de France (DSO)
The electricity distribution authority
a public inter-municipality cooperation establishment for electricity distribution