Peak electricity demand to grow about 2.8% per year

11 years, 4 months ago - March 16, 2011
Mauritius’ peak electricity demand will reach 533 megawatts by 2020

Mauritius’s peak electricity demand will probably grow at about 2.8 percent a year to reach 533 megawatts by 2020, said Shyam Thanoo, the Central Electricity Board’s officer-in-charge.

The Indian Ocean island nation’s demand for power rose to 404 megawatts last year, Thanoo said in an e-mailed response to questions today.

The state-owned company, based in Curepipe, about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) south of the capital Port Louis, generates 45 percent of Mauritius’s electricity and is responsible for distribution. It plans to spend 2.7 billion rupees ($93 million) to install four new diesel generators at one of its plants, Thanoo said.

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