Energy consumption in Mauritius

The most important measure in the energy balance of Mauritius is the total consumption of
2.68 billion kWh
per year. Per capita this is an average of 2,121 kWh.


Mauritius can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all energy producing facilities is 3 bn kWh, also 107% des Eigenbedarfs. The rest of the self-produced energy is either exportet into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role.


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Energy Balance

 TotalMauritius
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption2.68 bn kWh2,121.14 kWh5,412.25 kWh
Energy production2.86 bn kWh2,261.23 kWh5,831.12 kWh



Carbon footprint

TotalMauritius
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 20144.23 m t3.35 t5.40 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1980 to 2014 in million tons





Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities have a theoretical value, which could only be obtainable under ideal conditions. They are measuring the generatable amount of energy, that would be reached under permanent and full use of all capacities of all power plants. In practice this isn't possible, because e.g. solar collectors are less efficient unter clouds. Also wind- and water-power plants are not always operating under full load. All these values are only useful in relation to other energy sources or countries.

Energy sourceTotal
in Mauritius
percentage
in Mauritius
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Mauritius
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels6.13 bn kWh66,3 %48,9 %4,854.18 kWh7,994.86 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,2 %0.00 kWh1,185.87 kWh
Water power536.53 m kWh5,8 %23,4 %424.65 kWh3,829.91 kWh
Renewable energy2.72 bn kWh29,4 %16,2 %2,152.53 kWh2,655.34 kWh
Total production capacity9.25 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %7,321.53 kWh16,362.15 kWh