Research Report / Universal Access to Energy
A comparative study of renewable energy and electricity access policies and regulatory frameworks in the Indian Ocean Islands : The case of Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros
This study aims to provide a comparative analysis of energy policy, market design and regulatory practices in the Indian Ocean Islands: Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros. Based on this analysis, the study draws implications for the transition towards a sustainable energy system future of the islands where universal access to electricity is ensured. It maps the roles, responsibilities and instruments of various stakeholders, and studies the top-down and bottom-up renewable energy and electrification initiatives in the islands. The key messages of the report are presented in what follows.