Mauritius - a Sustainable Island: Development of Feed-In-Tariffs and Incentive Schemes for Small Scale Distributed Generators in Mauritius

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    The Government of Mauritius has a long-term vision of transforming Mauritius into a sustainable Island. One important element towards the achievement of this vision is to increase the country's renewable energy usage and thereby reducing dependence on fossil fuels. Democratisation of energy production is determined to be the way forward. A step in this direction is to devolve upon citizens the ability and motivation to produce electricity via small-scale distributed generation (SSDG), i.e. wind, photovoltaic and hydro installations below 50 kW. Given that SSDG is more expensive per installed capacity than the existing much larger power plants, subsidies are needed so as to provide incentives to small independent power producers (SIPP), households and firms to invest in SSDG.The paper presents the context, the theoretical considerations and the proposed incentive schemes to enable electricity production via SSDG. Furthermore, the paper gives an update on the implementation in Mauritius of the proposed incentives.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceeding of the11th IAEE European Conference [Cd-rom]
    Number of pages18
    PublisherInternational Association for Energy Economics
    Publication date2010
    Pages1 - 18
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event11th IAEE European Conference: Energy Economy, Policies and Supply Security: After the Price Shock - Reval Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Duration: 25 Aug 201028 Aug 2010 (Link to Conference)


    Conference11th IAEE European Conference
    LocationReval Hotel Lietuva
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    • Mauritius
    • renewable energy
    • incentives
    • decentralisation

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