In 2010, the Central Electricity Board (CEB), in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, opened up the access to the national electricity grid through the launching of the Small Scale Distributed Generation (SSDG) project.

The SSDG project, however, only caters for low voltage connected renewable energy systems, with capacities of less than 50 kW. This 50 kW technical limit was set following a consultancy exercise funded by the UNDP. For renewable energy projects with capacities of greater than 50 kW, they have to be connected to the medium voltage network (22kV) and, accordingly, they do not fall within the ambit of the SSDG Grid Code.

The maximum permissible installed capacity per customer for MSDG projects has been set to 2 MW. As for the total capacity of MSDGs that can be installed on a given 22 kV distribution feeder, they are detailed in the respective Grid Codes.

Communiqué Important

The CEB will no longer accept any new application under the MSDG scheme pending the submission of the final report of the consultant working on the Grid Absorption Capacity of Mauritius.

Il est porté à l'attention des abonnés et du public en général qu'il est strictement interdit de brancher des générateurs d'électricité, utilisant les technologies hydroélectrique, photovoltaïque, éolienne, ou autres au réseau électrique du CEB sans autorisation préalable. Lire le communiqué.