Mauritius to reduce energy consumption by 10% by 2030

Mauritius to reduce energy consumption by 10% by 2030

In Mauritius, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) need to develop energy efficiency systems to manage better their energy use, the minister of energy and public utilities Ivan Collendavelloo said.

According to Collendavelloo, improving SMEs’ energy efficiency is a key way to increase their profitability and competitiveness.

He stressed the need to implement modern energy production technologies such as liquefied natural gas, recalling the government’s objective to reduce energy consumption by 10% by 2030.

He said several measures are being implemented such as energy efficiency labelling of electrical appliances with the aim of providing information on energy consumption and efficiency to help customers make better purchasing decisions.

Chairman of the energy efficiency management office, Kendall Tang, underlined that SMEs often focus on the day-to-day tasks of the core business, leaving limited time and resources to investigate energy efficiency opportunities.

According to the IEA Energy Access Outlook 2017, the country boasts an impressive 100% energy access for both urban and rural areas and has ambitious plans to increase renewable sources to account for 35% by 2025.

The Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA) was set up in 2016 to oversee the development of renewable energy projects across the island.

In 2018, Mauritius was ranked 25 out of 190 countries in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business report, taking first place in sub-Saharan Africa.

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