Savannah power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Savannah power station (also known as La Baraque and previously referred to as the Savannah Estate SIDEC power station) is a 90-megawatt (MW) coal-fired and bagasse-fired power station in Savanne District, Mauritius.

Location

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Background

The 90 MW Savannah power station in southern Mauritius is part of an industrial cluster at La Baraque, which comprises a modern sugar factory, a sugar refinery, a bagasse-coal cogeneration power plant, a bioethanol distillery, and a Carbon Burn-Out Unit.[1][2] The power station is jointly owned by Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations (OTEO) La Baraque (65%), Albioma (25%), and Sugar Investment Trust (15%), an investment cooperative run by Mauritian sugar industry workers.[3] As noted in Séchilienne-SIDEC's (the "Société Industrielle pour le Développement de l’Energie et de la Cogénération") 2012 reference document, OTEO La Baraque was formerly called the "Compagnie Thermique de Savannah" or CTSav.[4].

During sugar harvests, the Savannah power station generally operates using bagasse, and simultaneously generates electricity for the Central Electricity Board (CEB) network and supplies the low-pressure steam required by Omnicane’s sugar refinery. Bagasse is a fibrous resource present in abundance in Mauritius, where sugar cane plantations remain a leading local agricultural resource. In 2018, 314,000 tonnes of bagasse were used, alongside other locally-sourced forms of biomass and coal, to supply 443 GWh of electric power to the Mauritian grid.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations La Baraque (65%), Albioma (25%), Sugar Investment Trust (15%)
  • Parent company: Omnicane Thermal Energy Operations La Baraque
  • Location: Savanne District, Mauritius
  • Coordinates: -20.473587, 57.629008
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 90 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 45 MW (start-up in 2007)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 45 MW (start-up in 2007)

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