Electricity, Gas and Water

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Electricity: Annually, the country produces more than 800 Mega Watt - Hours of electricity. Two thirds of that production comes from Thermal power stations, 25% from Hydro-electric power stations. The remainder is purchased from a number of sugar factories that burn bagasse (the end residue of sugar cane processing) for the generation of electric power.

C.E.B. The Central Electricity Board (C.E.B) is a government owned corporation that is responsible for the production and distribution of electric power throughout the island.

Sectoral Electricity Consumption:

Domestic: 37%

Industrial: 35%

Commercial: 25%

Irrigation & others: 3%


Press articles on energy production in Mauritius

Brainstorming, demain, sur la stratégie énergétique (22 aout 2004)

La privatisation du CEB est-elle dans lintérêt des consommateurs ? (13 Avril 2003)

M. José Sabatier, président de l'Institut d'Énergie et du Développement de France "C'est une erreur de vouloir privatiser le CEB" (24 novembre 2002)


Gas: There is no gas industry as such in Mauritius. Cooking gas (Butane) is imported and distributed in cylinders throughout the island by private companies.


Water Resources of Mauritius

Date on the web: 22nd of January 1998

Last update: 1st of September 2004

URL: www.intnet.mu/iels/electric_mau.htm