Morocco announces series of new energy projects

3 June 2011

The Moroccan Minister for Energy, Amina Benkhadra, announced last Tuesday at Oujda, at the second Moroccan Energy Conference, that Morocco was planning to bring new electricity power stations into production by 2015.

These include the construction of an electricity power station using clean coal at Safi, the extension of the electricity power station using clean coal at Jorf Lasfar, the implementation of the solar power generating plant at Ouarzazate, wind power projects and two hydro-electric projects, reports the Xinhua press agency.

With the aid of these new infrastructures, a new power output of 3,640 MW will be installed by the end of 2015, representing an investment of 9.3 billion dollars, explained the minister.

On this occasion, several agreements in the renewable energy domain were signed, reports the MAP press agency.

In particular, these relate to the creation of a  training institute for renewable energies and energy efficiency, and also to a cooperation agreement relating to the research and development of photovoltaic cells with the German skills center.

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