- Initially set at January 31st, 2021, the deadline for the submission of the call for tenders of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) for the production of 400 MW of photovoltaic solar energy is postponed.
- Independent Power Producers (IPPs) interested in the project have until February 15th, 2021 to submit their bids.
The agency said it will work closely with the pre-qualified bidders and will ensure their projects will be located at sites with suitable grid connection and infrastructure. The site selection takes into account a series of criteria including suitability for solar PV technology, accessibility, topography and environmental and social acceptability as well as the absence of competition with other economic activities.
These sites are located near Sidi Bennour, Kelaa Sraghna, Taroudant, Bejaad, El Hajeb and Ain Beni Mathar. The selected projects will be part of the first phase of the Noor PV II project, under which several PV arrays will be built across eight different locations.
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Morocco intends to build at least 2 GW of generation capacity under the Noor Solar Plan. The country’s energy strategy, launched in 2009, aims to increase the share of renewable energies in its electricity production capacity to 42% by 2020, and to 52% by 2030.
Link to tender document access HERE
Author: Bryan Groenendaal