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Daylight Saving Time

Date and time in Mauritius: 22 July 2017 14:34:26

For 2017, Daylight saving time started on Sun 26-Oct-2008 at 02:00:00 AM i.e. +5 and ends on Sun 29-Mar-2009 at 03:00:00 AM i.e. +4
Daylight savings time Schedule for next year would have been: On Sun 26-Oct-2018 at 02:00:00 AM DST will start i.e. GMT+5 On Sun 29-Mar-2018 at 03:00:00 AM DST will end i.e. GMT+4

Note: the above clock automatically adjusts for Mauritius DST.

On 23rd July 2008, the government of Mauritius decided to reintroduce (introduced and abandoned in 1982) daylight saving time to Mauritius, saying that it will:

            '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.'

These gains will come from things like reducing the time for the need to light up homes/offices etc later in the day.
This comes when you shift the the normal day back an hour to make use of the early sunrise/sunset of the day.
Mauritius should also gain from increased day light time span during the summer in its tourism sector.

Daylight Saving Time Summer time Start Sunday, 29 March 2009 02:00 A.M local standard time (GMT+05:00)
Daylight Saving Time Summer time EndSaturday, 7th November 2009 02:00 A.M local daylight saving time (GMT+04:00)

UPDATE:
The government is sensitive to expectations, has decided not to apply new Daylight Saving Time in October. The decision, welcomed by the population, was made taking into account the various representations and protests here and there in the country. 

The application of summer time has not been welcomed by the people, what motivated the government's decision not to renew next October. 

The Central Electricity Board in its report a saving of Rs 36.4 million which is below the calculations which have been estimated at Rs 400 million. The side of the CEB, it is said that a pilot test to gauge the social and economic requirements and it is up to Government to reinstate or not. 

The exercise will not be renewed in October. The move follows discussions between the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, who echoed the reactions of citizens. Nevertheless, the economy of energy is and remains the major concern of the Government within the logic of Mauritius - Sustainable Island

 
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