Morocco's Wind Energy Program
HM the King Chairs in Tangier Ceremony to Present Morocco's Wind Energy Program
Tangier - HM King Mohammed VI chaired, on Monday June 28th 2010 in Dhar Saadane (northern province of Fahs-Anjra), a ceremony to present the Moroccan integrated wind energy program worth 31.5 bln dirhams ($3.5bln).
The program provides for building new wind energy parks which will raise the wind-based installed electric power from a current 280 MW to 2,000 MW by 2020.
The new program also ensures a sustained and environmentally-responsible development through industrial integration, research and training.
The program, along with the solar energy project, will enable Morocco to slash its energy imports by saving a yearly 2.5 million tons of combustible oil and averting the emission of around 9 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.
The stations powered by renewable energy will represent 42% of the overall installed electric capacity by 2020, said Energy Minister Amina Benkhadra in a presentation before the Monarch, adding that solar and wind energy and hydropower will account for 14% each.
Annoucement and Official Unveiling:
Source: Maghreb Arab Press
Morocco Wind Energy Program Technical Data:
- Integrated Wind Energy Program - Morocco (PDF 3 Mo )
- Programme Intégré de Production d'Energie Eolienne - Maroc (PDF 3 Mo )
- البرنامج المندمج لإنتاج الكهرباء بواسطة الطاقة الريحية (PDF 3 Mo )
Source: Office National de l'Electricité ONE - Maroc / Morocco