"We will increase production capacity by 2016," argues a senior CEB although the numbers of Energy and Water Statistics, published last Tuesday, June 11, show an increase in the current production capacity, which rose from 669.3 megawatts (MW) in 2011 to 695.6 MW in 2012.
He adds that he will make a decision quickly as the demand for energy is growing steadily from 3% to 4% annually. As for Swaley Kasenally, former Minister of Energy, adding that "demand could reach about 450 MW, if it is based on the current trend." It also highlights that it is important to see the margin of safety.
However, Patrick Assirvaden, former chairman of CEB questions, in turn, a possibility of an engine failure. "What happens if one of them loose during peak hours, when the sugar are maintaining them? ". According to him, there should be 40 MW more. The country must make provision for a "spinning reserve", which must be 10% of the demand "peak hours . "
The contribution of bagasse for the production of electricity, he declined.