Rabat – 25.05.2017
Following the COP 22 under Morocco Presidency, Euroconvention Global is pleased to announce the host of the Morocco Renewable, Energy Efficiency & Power Infrastructure Investor Conference 2017 on May 25 in Rabat.
This event will offer a unique occasion for networking, business development and getting the latest in-depth information on this fast-developing sector in the country.
Morocco seeks to increase the contribution of renewable energies to the country installed power capacities to 42% by 2020 and to 52% by 2030, distributed among hydropower, wind-power and solar-power.
Solar – In the sector of thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, Morocco offers a wide range of investment opportunities – solar resources are abundant, with a potential of 2,600 kWh/m²/year. The Moroccan solar plan led by MASEN – the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy – aims to develop a minimum power capacity of 2000 MW by 2020. A key stakeholder in the Moroccan market is the ONEE – National Office of Water and Electricity – which opened 3 PV plants in eastern Morocco with capacities ranging between 10 and 125 MW. The $9 billion multi-phased Noor Solar Complex was launched in February 2016 with 160 MW of power. The three additional phases, which are to be completed by 2018, will raise production to 580 MW, making it the single largest solar power facility in the world. On the other hand, there is also a growing demand in agricultural areas for small-scale renewable energy power generation equipment, such photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power.
Wind – Morocco has a strong pipeline of wind power projects to realize its objective of 2GW of wind power by 2020. The country onshore potential is estimated at 25 GW, of which 6 GW could be installed by 2030. All wind farms will be developed under PPP and structured under BOOT scheme. Commissioning of the tender projects is expected between 2017 and 2020. The wind sector has attracted most of the private initiatives for renewable energy development in Morocco, totaling 220 MW of private wind energy projects that have been built until the end of 2016.
Biomass – There is a potential of 950 MW based on abundant agricultural resources. The Green Morocco Plan to boost agricultural production and new regulations for waste management represents an additional potential of 400 MW by the year 2030.
Hydro – A target of installed capacity from hydropower has also been set at 2,000 MW by 2020. Morocco had 1,770 MW of hydropower installed at the end of 2015. A number of small-scale hydropower projects with installed capacity of less than 12 MW have been developed or are under development using the framework of the Renewable Energy Law. Morocco is still looking at developing several micro and mini-hydro plants.
Regulation – Morocco passed the Renewable Energy Law (Law 13-09) in 2010. The law abolished ONEE monopoly for the production of electricity by allowing private companies to enter into the renewable sector, connect to the national grid, and even export electricity. Morocco has indeed a strategic position as a regional energy hub with a connection to Algeria and the Spanish electrical grid through two electric lines (400kV/700 MW).
PROGRAM & REGISTRATION:
The one-day program will consist of 4 sessions, ending with a networking cocktail. The speakers line-up includes all the key stakeholders involved in this market in Morocco. Ask for the detailed agenda and registration form. There is an early bird discount applied for booking before April 30.
For more information, please contact:
+32 2 662 16 12