- Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and Moroccan agency for sustainable energy (MASEN) has signed off on the 270MW Jbel wind farm located 25km north east of the city of Essaouira.
- The PPA was concluded with local energy company, Nareva holding and Italy’s Enel Green Power.
- It is the third wind project in the 850 MW Integrated Wind Program, and is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2023.
The 850 MW Integrated Wind Program is made up of the Midelt 210 MW, Boujdour 300 MW, Jbel Lahdid 270 MW, and Tiskrad in Tarfaya 100 MW. The projects are in line with the national energy strategy to reach a total of 52% installed national renewable energy capacity by 2030.
The USD 314 million project is a partnership between local entity Nareva Holding and Italian renewable energy corporation Enel Green Power.
Morocco’s headway with their energy transition has been facilitated by an investment-friendly regulatory framework and relaxed energy policy which allows for tendering and auctions for large-scale solar and wind projects.
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Author: Bryan Groenendaal