Key procurement programmes drive Morocco’s huge generation expansion, according to African Energy Live Data analysis
25 January 2018
Analysis by African Energy Live Data shows Morocco’s very active project pipeline could more than double installed capacity from around 8.3GW to just over 17GW by 2025. A lot is going on in the industry, but progress will be defined by developments over the next few months in a handful of major procurement programmes
Morocco has an extremely active project pipeline across a wide range of technologies and procurement strategies, but the success and shape of the power sector over the next five years and beyond will be defined by the way a small number of dominant programmes develop over the next few months.
Key schemes are the massive integrated LNG and gas-to-power scheme, which is still intended to add new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) capacity by 2021; Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy’s (Masen) iconic solar generation scheme, which could expand enormously if key projects move forwards; and a highly competitive renewables independent power project (IPP) programme, where under Law 13-09 privately-financed projects are striving to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) with large private offtakers.
An analysis of the pipeline based on data in African Energy Live Data shows that the commissioning of projects with established dates to come on line in the eight years to 2025 will more than double installed capacity from approximately 8.3GW to just over 17GW – providing the kingdom maintains the pace established in recent years by Masen and other agencies.
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