Mauritian Wave and Microgrid

About the project

Carnegie was contracted to deliver a renewable energy roadmap for Mauritius.

  • Customer:   Mauritian Government
  • Project Partner:   Australian Government, Mauritian Research Council
  • Location:   Mauritius and the neighbouring island of Rodrigues


  1. The project scope included:
  • a technical, commercial and financial feasibility of high penetration renewable energy
  • an assessment of the Mauritian wave energy resource
  • the identification of a preferred site for a commercial CETO wave energy project
  • the design of a microgrid powered desalination plant on the Mauritian island of Rodrigues.
  1. Some project key facts and findings:
  • Isolated grid system with peak load of 378 MW supplied by multiple generation sources (diesel, biomass, hydro, solar PV, wind)
  • Currently 22% renewable energy with near-term target of 35% and longer term target of more than 50%
  • Grid integration technologies and distributed generation in the form of microgrids (importing/exporting) to ensure power quality and reliability can be maintained
  • The project is supported by $800,000 in funding from the Australian and Mauritian Governments.