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Morocco is endowed with real advantages


Morocco is endowed with real advantages, notably by its strategic position at the heart of an energy hub (connection to the Spanish electricity network by two 400kV / 700 MW lines).

The prospects for the development of the renewable energy sector in Morocco are very favorable thanks in particular to:

  • Wind potential estimated at 25,000 MW of which nearly 6,000 MW can be achieved by 2030
  • Solar potential illustrated by 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 5 KWh / m2 / day of irradiation
  • Significant hydraulic potential for hydraulic micro-plants: more than 200 exploitable sites
  • Significant biomass potential
  • Highly developed transit energy infrastructure
  • An attractive legislative and institutional framework to accelerate the implementation of renewable energy development projects



Wind energy in Morocco is one of the sources of electric power generation in the Kingdom of Morocco, and the total capacity of installed power generators in Morocco is estimated at 275 MW [1] and 800 MW is being installed.

As part of its energy strategy, Morocco is embarking on a vast wind energy program, to support the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the country. The Moroccan Integrated Wind Energy Project, spread over a period of 10 years for a total investment estimated at 31.5 billion dirhams, will allow the country to increase the installed electrical power, of wind origin, of 280 MW in 2010 to 2,000 MW by 2020. 8 The development of 1,720 MW of new wind farms by 2020 is planned as part of the wind project:



  • Tarfaya 300 (MW)
  • Laâyoune 50 (MW)
  • Akhfennir 200 (MW)
  • Sendouk 1 (Tanger) 120 (MW)
  • Haouma (Tétouan) 50 (MW)
  • Sendouk2 (Tanger) 150 (MW)
  • Taza (Col Touahar) 150 (MW)
  • Tiskrad (Laâyoune) 300 (MW)
  • Boujdour 100 (MW)
  • El Koudia El Baida II (Tétouan) 300 (MW)


Objectives

The objectives of the wind program are

  1.  Increase the share of wind energy in total electrical capacity to 14% by 2020
  2. Achieve a production capacity from wind energy of 2 GW and an annual production capacity of 6600 GWh, corresponding to 26% of current electricity production.
  3. Save 1.5 million tonnes of oil equivalent in fuel annually, or 750 million US dollars, and avoid the emission of 5.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
787 megawatts (MW). It is the cumulative installed wind energy capacity recorded in Morocco at the end of 2015, according to a report published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The kingdom thus ranks third in the ranking of the largest African and Middle Eastern wind markets, behind South Africa (1.471 MW installed) and Egypt (810 MW).

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