1. Total Primary Energy Requirement
Total primary energy requirement, also known as Total Primary Energy Supply, is defined as the sum of imported and locally available fuels less re-exports and bunkering after adjusting for stock changes.
Total primary energy requirement increased by 2.8% from 1,492 in 2014 to 1,534 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe) in 2015.
Imported fuels comprising petroleum products (55%) and coal (29%) made up 84% (1,283 ktoe) of the total primary energy requirement in 2015. The remaining 16% (251 ktoe) consisted of locally available sources namely bagasse, hydro, wind, landfill gas, photovoltaic and fuelwood.
In 2015, electricity generation went up by 2.0% from 2,937 GWh (253 ktoe) in 2014 to 2,996 GWh (258 ktoe), of which 77% (2,315 GWh or 199 ktoe) was generated from non-renewable sources and 23% (681 GWh or 59 ktoe) from renewable sources.
The Independent Power Producers produced around 58% of the total electricity generated and the Central Electricity Board produced the remaining 42%.
During the same period, sales of electricity increased by 2.2% from 2,452 GWh (211 ktoe) to 2,505 GWh (215 ktoe) and the average sales price remained at around Rs 6 per kWh.
The mean amount of rainfall recorded in the Island of Mauritius went up by 13.5% from 2,094 millimetres in 2014 to 2,377 in 2015. During the same period, the total volume of potable water treated by the different treatment plants went up by 7.0% from 229 to 245 million cubic metres (Mm3).