Point Aux Caves power station

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Point Aux Caves power station was a proposed 110-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Riviere Noire, Mauritius.

Location

The map below shows Riviere Noire district, the approximate location the plant would be built.

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Background

In December 2008, the Mauritius Central Electricity Board (CEB) signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Mauritius CT Power for the setting up of a 110 MW subcritical coal plant at Pointes Aux Caves in Albion. The project secured its EIA license in 2013. The PPA includes construction of a coal jetty and coal storage site to import coal from the Port Louis Harbour, located in the capital city of Mauritius. Plans included the possibility of an additional 110 MW coal plant over time.[1]

In March 2015 the Mauritius Cabinet said it had decided not to proceed with the power plant project by Mauritius CT Power given the "failure of the promoters of the project to submit evidence of their financial capacity or the sources of funding. Government would consider other feasible options, with necessary transparence and clarity, to meet electricity demands for the period 2015-2019 and ensure energy security for Mauritius."[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Mauritius CT Power
  • Parent company: Mauritius CT Power
  • Location: Point Aux Caves, Albion, Riviere Noire, Mauritius
  • Coordinates: -20.333333, 57.416667 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 110 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. "Request for Expression of Interest," Mauritius Central Electricity Board, 2013
  2. "Cabinet Decisions," 13 March 2015

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