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Prime Minister appeals for clean energy

Date: May 29, 2014
Domain:Public Utilities
Persona: Citizen; Government
 

GIS - 29 May, 2014: We should stop being dependent on fossil fuel and by the year 2025 we hope that 35% of the energy produced will be from renewable sources. In a near future we will have two wind farms for the production of energy, one at Curepipe and the other at Plaines des Roches.
 
This statement was made by the Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP, yesterday evening at Bambous during the official inauguration of the Bambous Solar Farm.
 
Prime Minister Ramgoolam added that this project is in line with the philosophy of the Government as far as the Maurice Ile Durable concept is concerned .This solar farm proposes clean energy and at the same time reduces the emission of carbon through burning of alternative fossil fuel to the atmosphere.
 
The Bambous Solar Farm which is a photo-voltaic solar farm supplies electricity to the grid of the Central Electricity Board (CEB). The energy generated by the farm will be used solely for adding up to the electricity produced by the CEB, thus reducing the amount of fossil fuel imported for the production of electricity.
 
This project at the tune of Rs 1.2 billion have a production capacity of 15MW and 62 000 modules of photo-voltaic solar panels have been installed on site.
 
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@mail.gov.mu Website: http://gis.gov.mu
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