According to Statistics Mauritius, 2575 GWh of electricity were generated for sales in 2013 representing a 3.2% increase in consumption compared to 2012. Peak power demand capacity increased from 430.1 MW to 441.1 MW for the same period and renewable energies (R.E) accounted for 20.6% of total production. While bagasse remains the key source of renewable energy (16.4%), the remaining 4.2% of electricity generation came from hydro, wind, landfill gas and solar PV in 2013.
In 2014, some 18 Gwh of electricity were produced from solar energy.
Currently wind and solar projects with a total installed capacity of 49 MW in progress are as follows:
Although the country welcomes all types of renewable energy projects, in line with international best practices in the sector and a policy decision from Government in 2014, all renewable energy projects would only be considered under a tender exercise. You may register with us on the following email email@example.com and we will update you of all upcoming tenders in the sector.
Third Party Providers
Nevertheless, private sector initiatives which do not require Government intervention can be immediately considered. The National Budget 2014 announced regulations to liberalise sale of electricity to third party within well-defined developments. This measure enables the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources by private promoters for direct sales to third-party occupiers (including tenants). Moreover, opportunities exist for Energy Efficiency Projects targeting Large Energy Consumers and Energy Audit, Management and Advisory Services.
Waste to Energy
Waste to energy projects in Mauritius require a secured regular supply of waste prior to any negotiations with the CEB. Presently, the near totality of waste in Mauritius has already been committed for composting and waste to energy projects.
R&D in renewable energy
The micro-climate generated by Mauritius’ unique topology, its attractive investment climate and existing research institutions working on renewable energy projects, are the key assets of Mauritius as a test base for R&D projects that can be replicated on a regional scale. Moreover opportunities for collaboration exist for the use of the waters of Mauritius as a test base marine renewable energies.
Transformational Energy Projects
Deep Ocean Water Applications (DOWA) that exploit deep sea water currents for cooling and other uses.
Geothermal energy, currently under study, taps into the potential of heat generated by the earth
Offshore wind farms which, following preliminary results by the Mauritius Research Council, demonstrate the potential for large scale developments in the waters of both Mauritius and Rodrigues. Offshore wave farms for which preliminary studies from the Mauritius Research Council have demonstrated conclusive results.
Relevant Institutions and Contacts
Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (Headquarters)
Level 10, Air Mauritius Centre, John Kennedy Street, Port Louis
Tel No: 405 6700
Fax No: 208 6497
Web : http://publicutilities.govmu.org/
Energy Efficiency Management Office
8th Floor, C&R Court
49A, Labourdonnais Street Port - Louis
Tel. No. 230) 210 7143
Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, Disaster and Beach Management
Ken Lee Tower, Cnr Barracks & St Georges Streets, Port-Louis.
Tel: +(230) 203 6200 , +(230) 210 5252 (Hotline)
Fax: +(230) 211 9524; +(230) 212 8324
Ministry of Local Government
Level 3, Emmanuel Anquetil Building
c/r S.S.R. & J. Koenig Streets
Port Louis MAURITIUS
Tel.: +(230) 201-2155
Fax: +(230) 208-9729
Web : http://localgovernment.govmu.org/
Central Electricity Board
P.O Box 134, Rue du Savoir, Cybercity
Ph: (230) 404-2000
Fax: (230) 454-7630 / 7632
Mauritius Research Council
6th Floor, Ebene Heights
Tel: (230) 465 1235
Fax: (230) 465 1239