Morocco Diversifies Power Sources

Morocco has started up Africa’s largest wind farm and also secured additional funding for a major solar power plant: key components of its program to diversify energy supplies and reduce reliance on oil imports. Rabat has also dusted off plans for an LNG import terminal to supply power plants and industry.

Tarfaya Energy Company, a 50:50 JV between France’s GDF Suez and Morocco’s Nareva, has begun full commercial operation of the 300MW Tarfaya wind farm on Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast (see map). Construction began in January 2013 and the first 50MW tranche of capacity was started up in June 2014. (CONTINUED - 395 WORDS)