Terragen power station

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The Terragen Power Station (also known as the Belle Vue or Bellevue power station) is a 70-megawatt (MW) coal-fired and bagasse-fired power station in Pamplemousses District, Mauritius.[1]

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Pamplemousses District, Mauritius.

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Background

The Terragen Power Station (also known as the Belle Vue power station) appears to produce electricity by using bagasse during the cane harvest season from July to December and coal during the intercrop season. The plant was commissioned in 2000 and the Power Purchase Agreement was signed with the local utility company for a period of 25 years. The power plant is managed by Terragen Management Ltd, a joint venture lead by Albioma, the French strategic partner of the group.[2] Terragen was formerly called the "Centrale Thermique de Belle Vue" or CTBV.[3]

In 2021, the Power Plant Manager at Terragen stated: “Our priority is to maintain the production of reliable and affordable energy for the CEB network, whilst continuing to grow our mix of renewable energies.” They noted the plant’s next few years will be devoted to a gradual transition favoring renewable energies as an alternative to coal.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Terragen Ltd
  • Parent company: Terra Mauricia Ltd.
  • Location: Pamplemousses District, Mauritius
  • Coordinates: -20.067599, 57.599132
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 70 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 35 MW (start-up in 2000)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 35 MW (start-up in 2000)

Articles and Resources

References

  1. "Belle Vue Coal Power Plant," Industry About, last updated August 21, 2018
  2. "Terragen At a Glance," Terra - Power, accessed June 1, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Terragen: Celebrating 20 Years Of Excellence," Terra, February 22, 2021