1. 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 2.5% from 1,455 in 2013 to 1,492 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe) in 2014.
Imported fuels comprising petroleum products (55%) and coal (31%) made up 86% (1,279 ktoe) of the total primary energy requirement in 2014. The remaining 14% (212 ktoe) consisted of locally available sources namely bagasse, hydro, wind, landfill gas, photovoltaic and fuelwood.
In 2014, electricity generation went up by 1.8% from 2,885 GWh (248 ktoe) in 2013 to 2,937 GWh (253 ktoe), of which 80% (2,341 GWh or 202 ktoe) was generated from non-renewable sources and 20% (596 GWh or 51 ktoe) from renewable sources.
The Independent Power Producers produced around 60% of the total electricity generated and the Central Electricity Board produced the remaining 40%.
During the same period, sales of electricity increased by 2.9% from 2,384 GWh (205 ktoe)
to 2,452 GWh (211 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 down by 1.5% from 2,126 millimetres in 2013 to 2,094 in 2014. During the same period, the total volume of potable water treated by the different treatment plants went up by 5.5% from 217 to 229 million cubic metres (Mm3).