French DSO Enedis has installed a new transformer in the Le Bourget substation just outside Paris, making it possible to secure electricity supply to an increasing number of customers as the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games roll in.
In announcing the project, Enedis stated the importance of security and reliability of the electrical supply, in a context of accelerating electrical uses from the upcoming Olympic games.
In Seine-Saint-Denis, the replacement of one of the transformers at the Bourget source substation will allow Enedis to strengthen the quality of power supply for several decades and anticipate the demographic and economic growth of the region that will test the system’s resiliency.
Arrived by convoy from Saint-Leu-d’Esserrent in Oise, the new transformer can accommodate almost a double amount of electrical power, from 40MVA to 70MVA.
The substation is set to become one of the most powerful in the Ile de France region that includes Paris and its surroundings, according to the DSO, and will secure the electricity supply for 52,000 customers.
The replacement of the transformer coincides with the calendar of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the event organiser’s goal to connect 100% of the sites to the electricity network, rather than using generators for their power supply.
Similarly, earlier this year, Enedis announced the rollout of electric terminals to connect event sites across France to the grid to minimise carbon footprint of the event.