GreenYellow Signs an Agreement with the CEB to Build a Solar Farm in Mauritius


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GreenYellow Indian Ocean, the Mauritian subsidiary of the French company GreenYellow,  has signed an agreement with the Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius for the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant. The 13.86 MW solar farm will be built in the town of Arsenal, in the north of the island country.


The Central Electricity Board (CEB), the parastatal body under the aegis of the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, along with GreenYellow, has planned to deliver the solar farm in 2023. The solar plant will be able to produce 22 GWh of clean electricity per year, making it one of the largest solar installations on the island.

CEB has placed the solar project within the framework of the government’s initiative to produce 60% of its electricity from renewable sources. The solar farm will help in diversifying Mauritius’ electricity mix.

Mauritius has an installed capacity of 876 MW, out of which 378 MW is produced by independent power producers (IPPs) and the rest by the CEB. According to the CEB, the majority of the electricity produced in the country is generated by oil and coal-fired power plants. The country also has hydro-power facilities capable of producing nearly 60 MW.

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CEB has recently launched a call for expression of interest for the construction of two 140 MWp solar PV plants with storage, to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuels. These projects along with the 13.86 MW solar power plant will be developed entirely by IPPs in order to connect the output to the national grid of Mauritius.

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