Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Introduction of Summer Time in Mauritius

Cabinet has taken note of steps being taken for the introduction of Summer Time, which will start on 26 October 2008 at 02.00 am and end on 29 March 2009 at 02.00 am, viz -

(i) setting up of a Working Group comprising representatives of the Ministry of Renewable Energy and Public Utilities, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Empowerment, the Central Electricity Board (CEB), the Joint Economic Council and the Maurice Ile Durable Fund to oversee the implementation process;

(ii) mounting of a national campaign to sensitize the public, private sector operators and public institutions on the benefits of the introduction of Summer Time; and

(iii) installation by the CEB of electronic metres in selected residential areas, commercial centres and industrial enterprises in different regions of the island to assess the consumption of electricity prior to the introduction of Summer Time and during the Summer Time.