Energy policy for Mauritius, 2007 - 2025

Together with the UNEP Risoe Centre, Ea Energy Analyses has completed a project aiming to propose an energy strategy and an action plan for Mauritius until 2025. The project was carried out for the government of Mauritius and financed by the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


The work was carried out by a project consortium of international energy experts, and Ea Energy Analyses primarily made analyses of the electricity sector. The task comprised assessment of the existing electricity system, modelling and scenarios for integration of new technologies until 2025. Also recommendations for conditions for new producers, tariff structures etc. were included in the task. The electricity market model Balmorel was used for the modelling.


Mauritius in brief

Mauritius is an independent republic with well over one million inhabitants. The island is located in the Indian Ocean approx. 800 km east of Madagascar. One of the main challenges in the years to come will be to ensure the continued economic development of the country while at the same time striving to achieve an increased degree of self-sufficiency in the energy sector by means of energy savings and more renewable energy.


The sugar industry plays a significant role in the electricity sector. Today it supplies half of the country’s electricity production from local industrial power plants fired with coal and residual products from sugar production (bagasse). The other half of the country’s electricity production is mainly supplied by diesel engine power plants owned by the national electricity company, the Central Electricity Board (CEB).


Last update 17-Jul-2015

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