Summertime introduced in Mauritius

The Government has, in the context of promoting Mauritius as “Une Ile Durable”, agreed to the introduction into the National Assembly of the Time Bill which provides for the introduction of summer time in Mauritius.
The summer time period which will be of one hour ahead of the standard time (+5 GMT), will be aligned with that in Europe and the United States of America. It will start at two o’clock in the morning on the last Sunday of October and will end at two o’clock in the morning on the last Sunday of March the following year. The summer time for the year 2008 – 2009 will, therefore, be effective as from 26 October 2008 and end on 29 March 2009.
The summer time initiative is expected to produce gains to the country, reduce global carbon emissions, generate substantial savings in terms of energy production and consumption, and at the same time, reduce the electricity peak demand in the evening by some 15 MW.

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3 thoughts on “Summertime introduced in Mauritius

  1. I have trouble adapting to daylight saving already, now having to add one more hour to know what time it is back home is seriously confusing!!This had better work on the carbon emissions and energy savings! 😉

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  2. I think it’s meant for household energy savings only… coz this will not really affect industries which use a lot more of energy…
    Well let’s see if we can really see the difference… 🙂
    Hope we all can adapt to the new system…

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