Mauritius Invites Tenders for 140MW Solar Plus Storage

Mar 23, 2022 10:48 AM ET
  • The Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius has issued 2 different tenders for 100MW and 40MW capacities.
  • The Mauritius Government wishes to enhance the share of renewable energy in the energy basket to greater than 35 per cent by 2025.

Island country Mauritius's Government is looking to expand its solar power capacity by 140MW. The Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius has actually issued 2 different tenders for the development of 140MW of solar-plus-storage capacity. The authority has not defined the different capacity of the storage systems in both projects.

In the very first tender, the Central Electricity Board will certainly authorize a long term Power Purchase Contract (PPA) for electricity from the 100 MW project. Bidders can apply until June 22, 2022.

The CEB will certainly authorize a different PPA in the via the 2nd tender likewise under which a 40MW solar plus storage project will certainly be developed. The last date for submission of tenders is June 15, 2022.

Solar Run in Mauritius

In January, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and his Mauritius equivalent Pravind Kumar Jugnauth released an 8MW solar PV farm in Mauritius. These will certainly come up under India's developing support to the island chain. A month back from there, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) had actually invited bids for the design, procurement and building and construction (EPC) to create the 8MW solar project Henrietta (Phase-II), Tamarind Falls, Mauritius.

The Mauritius Government seeks to decrease its dependancy on the fossil fuels. The nation presently has overall mounted power capacity of less than 900 MW, with over 80% coming from fossil fuels.

BHL likewise sought supply of monocrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules under the residential web content requirement category for the development of one more 8MW solar energy project in Ebene.

The eco-friendly resources of energy make regarding 22 percent by capacity of the power mix of Mauritius. Currently the Mauritius Government wants to boost the share of renewable energy in the power basket to more than 35 percent by 2025. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), at the end of 2020, the Indian Ocean island country had a set up solar energy capacity of 83 MW.

The Mauritius government is also supporting distributed solar energy generation through net metering as well as other rebates.

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