- Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius has launched the second phase of its Small Scale Distributed Generation Net Metering Scheme
- Residential consumers will be eligible to install systems up to 5 kW
- Maximum cap on capacity installation under the scheme is 2 MW
- It will run on same method and model as Phase 1, which was launched in September 2015
The government of Mauritius has launched the second phase of its Small Scale Distributed Generation Net Metering Scheme. The first phase was launched in September 2015.
The Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius stated in an official release that under this scheme residential consumers along with those falling in the category of Integrated Resort Scheme and Real Estate Scheme are eligible to install small scale distributed generation capacities up to 5 kW.
The cap on the total capacity to be installed under the scheme will be 2 MW.
The scheme’s second phase will run on the same model as the first phase. Consumers will send back excess energy generated to the grid that they do not use. CEB will generate an invoice that will reflect the difference between the energy imported and exported.
Under the country’s tax provisions, any investment made by individuals to acquire and install solar energy devices can be subtracted in full from the income tax return. Solar investors will also be eligible to secure loans on low rates from several banks for their projects.
Interested parties in the support scheme can apply by contacting CEB on its website. Applications for registrations are available from July 10, 2017.
The African nation is targeting to increase the use of renewable energy sources from the 22% today to 35% by 2025. Five solar PV plants of 15 MW each are planned to be commissioned by 2025 to achieve this target, according to the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.