Mauritius bids for 10 MW of solar power



The Mauritanian authorities have issued a tender for the development of a 10 MW solar power plant. Potential developers must submit bids by June 9.

Landscope Mauritius, a state-owned real estate developer, has issued a tender for the installation of 10 MW of solar power capacity in La Valette, a town in Bambous, located on the northwest coast of Mauritius.

In March 2022, the Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius issued two different tenders for the deployment of 140 MW of solar plus storage capacity. The Mauritian government has also supported distributed solar energy through net metering and rebate schemes.

The Indian Ocean island nation’s energy mix is ​​dominated by oil and coal. The share of renewable energy sources in the country’s final energy consumption is almost 10%, but according to the International Energy Agency, the share has gradually decreased over the past 20 years. In 2020, the country produced 146 GWh of solar electricity, 18 GWh of wind power and 116 GWh of hydropower, while 1,138 GWh of coal and 1,057 GWh of oil were produced.

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