1000MW renewable concessions awarded by Morocco

Home » News » 1000MW renewable concessions awarded by Morocco

1000MW renewable concessions awarded by Morocco’s Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development shows Morocco’s record step in the field of renewable energy. The 1000MW renewable concessions awarded corresponded to around 1,000 megawatts and according to Minister Leila Benali, was the largest capacity ever approved in one year.

Benali spoke about the 1000MW renewable concessions and achievements of the sector.

He also stressed the focus on optimizing the integration of renewable energy by promoting investments in the power grid and Morocco’s goals to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s installed electricity capacity to over 52% by 2030. It also showed that around 1.3 gigawatts (GW) of projects are planned for the period 2023-2027, a significant increase from the previous rate of 0.16 GW per year from 2009 to 2022 in field of renewable energy.

Abdellatif Bardach, President of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE), stressed the need to prioritize decarbonization and the importance of renewable energy to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels. He also insisted on boosting demand and production of green hydrogen. The aim of this initiative in field of renewable energy is to integrate Morocco into the zero-carbon economy of tomorrow.

The Ministry carried out extensive consultations on the 1000MW renewable concessions with stakeholders, including the National Authority for Electricity and Potable Water, the Moroccan Sustainable Energy Agency, key ministries, private investors and stakeholders. These discussions on field of renewable energy  led to the development of an electrical equipment plan aimed at accelerating the implementation of renewable energy projects. The Symposium provided an opportunity for key players in the electricity sector to discuss Morocco’s challenges and opportunities. As the energy sector plays an important role in economic and social development, the focus remains on progress, prioritizing environmental protection, sustainable development and renewable energy as key elements of the national energy strategy.

Read more: Morocco’s renewable energy sector to be driven by Masen

MASEN plans to build an additional 3,648 MW from renewable sources, of which 2,078 MW from solar power and 1,570 MW from wind power, to meet the energy needs identified in the ONEE Plan 2023-2027.