Extra service to facilitate access to electricity
The CEB is concerned about facilitating electricity access to the population through various schemes.
- Payment Scheme applicable to potential Small and Medium Enterprises and private individuals, in respect of a load request not exceeding 50 kVA (Projects involving Mixed Activities commercial and industrial only) as from 01 December 2016.
With the socio-economic development of Mauritius in recent years as well as the emergence of new business models, there has been a growth in the number of projects comprising a mix of different activities. These projects usually include a combination of domestic-commercial and/or industrial activities, as defined under General Notice No. 516 of 1964.
The capital contribution for developing the electrical infrastructure to supply such projects has, at all times, been treated as non-refundable. The new payment scheme is applicable to potential Small and Medium Enterprises as well as private individuals, in respect of a load request not exceeding 50 kVA.
Under the new payment scheme, the applicants falling in the above-mentioned categories are entitled to a payment facility equivalent to a 50% immediate down payment (non-refundable), up to a maximum of Rs 250,000.
All concerned customers are requested to contact our Customer Service Centres for more information on the new scheme.
- Extension of Low Voltage Network for Residential PurposesThis Scheme is offered to customers applying for an electricity supply for residential purposes. Applicants can benefit of either a
- A non-refundable 50% Loan Contribution Scheme
- An interest free loan of the total cost of the project refundable in five equal yearly instalments.
In case applicants cannot effect payment for the extension of low voltage network, then they can apply for the CEB Low Voltage Network Assistance Schemes.
It is to be stressed that this Scheme does not apply to Morcellement projects, illegal parcelling of lands, squatters and charitable institutions.
- CEB Low Voltage Network Assistance Schemes
In line with its engagement for social responsibility and with a view to democratise access to electricity, the CEB has set up a scheme to finance the capital contribution in respect of Low Voltage network extension projects concerning vulnerable households.
Such scheme has enabled more than 900 households to have access to electricity for living. This Scheme has been established to facilitate electricity connection in respect of extension of network and/or displacement of network for domestic supply only
Extension of Network: The Scheme / Application Form / Specimen copy of Affidavit
Displacement of Network: The Scheme / Application Form / Specimen copy of Affidavit
- The Poultry Farmers and Pig Breeders Scheme
In line with its engagement for social responsibility and with a view to of democratising access to electricity, the CEB has set up a scheme to finance the capital contribution in respect of Low Voltage network extension projects concerning vulnerable households.
Applicants interested with this scheme will be entitled the following facilities:
- 50% down payment before the connection of power supply
- Remaining balance in six equal monthly installments, starting two months after the connection of the electricity supply.
- 50:50 Cost Sharing Principle for Capital Contribution regarding network extension for commercial projects. Certain conditions applicable.
A 50:50 Cost Sharing principle will be applicable for all commercial projects except for projects pertaining to parcelling of land, Real Estate Scheme (RES), Invest Hotel Scheme and Integrated Resorts Schemes (IRS) with respect to capital contribution regarding network extension. Cost of transformer is to be fully borne by applicant.
- Supply to Industrial Enterprises
- Supply to Industrial Enterprises Low Tension Metering
The promoter is expected to make a loan to cover all expenditure to be incurred in respect of the H.T. extension, transformer and associated control switchgear. The loan is refundable in five equal yearly instalments without interest, the first instalment being payable one year after supply is made available to the consumer.
Should the consumer’s supply be disconnected before expiration of the period of refund, any balance of loan outstanding at the date of cessation shall accrue to the Board by way of compensation. Whenever a transformer to be erected will eventually supply not only the new applicant's premises but will be extended as well to other buildings in the neighbourhood, the loan payable by the applicant is then calculated on a pro-rata basis.
- Supply to Industrial Enterprises High Tension Metering
In this case, the applicant is called upon to make a loan to cover all expenditure for the H.T. line and associated H.T. control switchgear, including the metering panel. The terms and conditions of the loan are identical to (A)'above. On the other hand, the applicant is fully responsible for the purchase and installation of the H.T. transformer control panel, the transformer and the L.V. service cables. All materials and equipment to be purchased by the applicant must satisfy CEB specifications.
Cases where rather extensive H.T. networks have to be erected and where the expected monthly returns are almost negligible in comparison with the initial capital investments, are treated as non-viable projects. Such projects are fully paid by the promoter in the form of non-refundable contributions.