To date, the CEB has received 458 requests, Mauritius and Rodrigues in the residential categories, commercial and industrial, with a total power of 4.1 MW, and 106 applications in the public categories, educational institutions, charitable institutions and religious to a power of about 1.32 MW.
Between December 2010 and May 2011, during the first phase of the project SSDG for a capacity of 2 MW, the CEB has received a large number of applications. Similarly, when the second phase of the project with a capacity of 1 MW was launched in November 2011, the 1 MW was quickly reached. From September 2011 to December 2011, the energy exported to the CEB network totaled 2,334 kWh. In 2012, this figure rose to 193,000 kWh, which demonstrates that the project began to grow. According to a senior official of the CEB, the energy exported to the CEB network double in 2013.
The SSDG project is part of the Maurice Ile Durable concept. It is intended for those wishing to generate electricity for their own consumption from renewable energy sources, the surplus being sold to CEB. Applicants are categorized as follows: residential, commercial and industrial. They are allowed to generate electricity on a small scale with a maximum individual capacity of 50 kW.