Moroccan state power firm ONEE aims to achieve a 42% share of renewables in the national electricity mix by 2020. The state utility says solar, wind and hydropower will each provide 14% of generating capacity under the plan. ONEE says the Moroccan Wind Energy Program requires it to lead the development of 2GW of wind capacity, while the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen) will add a further 2GW under the Moroccan Solar Plan.

ONEE announced on 14 February the launch of an $800mn program to develop 400MW of solar capacity and improve its supply network management. The first phase will include the development of a 100MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Tafilalt, as well as a number of 20-30MW PV projects at remote points of the grid where supply is unreliable. (CONTINUED - 287 WORDS)