Savannah power station
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.
The map below shows the location of the power station in Savanne District, Mauritius.
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. 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. 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..
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.
- 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)
Articles and Resources
- "2019 Integrated Report," Moving Energies, Omnicane
- "Compagnie Thermique de Savannah, Environmental Impact Assessment" July 2015
- "Savannah power plant," Albioma, accessed June 1, 2021
- "Séchilienne-SIDEC's 2012 Reference Document," Séchilienne-SIDEC