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 1.9% from 1,428 in 2012 to 1,455 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe) in 2013.
Imported fuels comprising petroleum products (55%) and coal (30%) made up 85% (1,235 ktoe) of the total primary energy requirement in 2013. The remaining 15% (219 ktoe) consisted of locally available sources namely bagasse, hydro, wind, landfill gas, photovoltaic and fuelwood.
In 2013, electricity generation went up by 3.1% from 2,797 GWh (241 ktoe) in 2012 to 2,885 GWh (248 ktoe), of which 59% were supplied by the Independent Power Producers and 41% by the Central Electricity Board.
During the same period, sales of electricity increased by 3.9% from 2,294 GWh
(197 ktoe) to 2,384 GWh (205 Ktoe) and the average sales price remained at around Rs 6 per kWh.
The mean amount of rainfall recorded in the Island of Mauritius was 2,049 millimetres in 2013, up by 27.3% from 1,609 millimetres in 2012. The total volume of potable water treated by the different treatment plants went up by 0.9% from 215 million cubic metres (Mm3) in 2012 to 217 (Mm3) in 2013.