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Renewable energy in Morocco

  • Final Orders for “Khalladi” Wind Power Farm Confirmed for Construction in Morocco

    MOROCCO, 2017/05/28 ACWA Power Khalladi announced that it has approved final orders to suppliers and contractors for the Khalladi Wind Power Project in the Northern region of Morocco since construction began November 2015, according to a Monday press release. Khalladi is scheduled to begin commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2016, stated in the ACWA Power website. Proposed project of the 120 MW Wind Power Farm located in Jbel Sendouq – Khalladi, the initial privately funded wind farm in Morocco, was made possible under the newly adopted regulation in March 2010 titled Law 13.09, according to the project’s 2012 Project Design Document. The law allowed opening the market of renewable energy to the private sector as Khalladi will be able to sell their electricity due to high voltage and medium voltage grid to a pool of clients.
  • Morocco takes initiative on renewables development

    MOROCCO, 2016/12/24 With power consumption in Morocco steadily increasing, the government has adopted a set of amendments to its renewable energy law to attract investments in a range of solar and wind energy projects. Reforming the segment The energy efficiency goals laid out in Morocco’s National Energy Strategy of 2008 aim to boost the share of renewable electricity generation to 42% by 2020 and 52% by 2030. To help advance this goal, at the end of last year the government amended the kingdom’s renewable energy law, originally promulgated in 2010.
  • Noor solar project leads Morocco’s clean power drive

    MOROCCO, 2016/02/12 The southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate will any minute at this time be home to Africa’s major solar plant and the world’s biggest concentrating solar power (CSP) facility, with €6bn worth of solar projects currently in the works. The 500-MW Ouarzazate Solar Complex (OSC) – which will occupy an area roughly the size of the capital Rabat – will harness solar power using CSP technology. As opposed to traditional photovoltaic panels, CSP uses mirrors to focus sunlight and convert it into 400°C heat to create steam that will power an energy-generating turbine.
  • King Mohammed V:construction of the Noor solar complex

    MOROCCO, 2013/05/16 Chairman of the Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy (MASEN), Mustapha Bakkoury, made on the occasion a presentation highlighting the goals of this major project that confirms HM the King's will to optimize the use of Morocco's natural resources, preserve environment, promote sustainable economic and social development and fasten the next of coming generations. This is the prime plant of the kind in the world in terms of production capacity (160 MW). The plant, to cost 7 billion dirhams, will be operational in 28 months. It will help promote local industry, acquire high-level expertise in the field and guarantee an integrated development of the region and the production of clean and renewable electric energy, said Bakkoury.
  • Morocco's solar energy agency MASEN,

    MOROCCO, 2013/05/12 Morocco on Friday officially launched the construction of a 160-megawatt solar power plant near the desert city of Ouarzazate, the prime in a series of vast solar projects planned in the country; The major of its kind in the world, according to Mustapha Bakkoury, the chief of Morocco's solar energy agency MASEN, the thermo-solar plant will cost 7 billion dirhams (630 million euros) and is slated for completion in 2015, the official MAP news agency reported.
  • Moroccan energy ministry's director-general for renewable energy, Abderrahim El Hafidi,

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2013/04/12 Morocco has requested better support from European nations to begin exporting its renewable energy to the EU. The Moroccan energy ministry's director-general for renewable energy, Abderrahim El Hafidi, stressed this in a European Parliament conference Thursday on energy.
  • $1 Billion Solar-Power Deal With Morocco

    MOROCCO, 2013/03/13 The government of Morocco will purchase power for 25 years from the 160-megawatt plant ACWA is developing with Spain’s Aries Ingenieria & Sistemas SA and TSK Electronica & Electricidad SA in Ouarzazate for Morocco’s Solar Energy Agency,
  • Under Moroccan King patronage, MASEN, ACWA sign Power Purchase Agreement

    MOROCCO, 2012/12/12 Under the Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) and the winning consortium, led by ACWA Power, including Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. and TSK Electrónica y Electricidad, signed the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the price of USD 1 Billion, for the sale of the net electricity output of the Ouarzazate CSP Independent Power Project with the capacity of 160MWelocated approximately 200 KM south of Marrakesh. The newly-developed project will generate power in Morocco by using Concentrating Solar Power “CSP” parabolic trough technology.
  • Saudi-Led Group Signs $1 Billion Solar-Power Deal With Morocco

    MOROCCO, 2012/12/01
  • Morocco solar plant secures 300 million euro loan

    MOROCCO, 2012/12/01 Morocco's pioneering 160-megawatt solar power plant took a step forward on Monday, securing European financing agreements worth 300 million euros ($385 million), or nearly half of the project's cost.