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117 MW of Solar Sites Awarded to Voltalia in Morocco

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Voltalia, a global player in renewable energy, has announced that it has been awarded two solar sites in the Oriental region. This totals 117 megawatts.

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The 2021 call for tenders was launched by MASEN, the Moroccan Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, and MASEN, which is responsible for implementing the national strategy for renewable energy, for an allocation program for seven sites. All of these sites are eligible for development of photovoltaic plants due to their land rights and connections to the national grid. This program aims to accelerate private solar project development within the framework Law 58-15 on Morocco’s renewable energy.

Voltalia won the largest volume, with 117 megawatts, out of a total 400 megawatts, and it was spread across two sites: Ain Beni Mathar, (69 megawatts), and Guercif, (48 megawatts). These two sites will provide enough energy to power the equivalent of the annual consumption for 290,000. Construction will begin at the end 2023. Long-term electricity sales agreements, which will be made with private customers who are connected to the public grid, will guarantee revenue.

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These sites are a testament to Voltalia’s presence here. Voltalia’s Moroccan office has been in operation since 2015. It is committed to supporting Morocco’s energy transition and supplying renewable energy to Moroccan companies. Voltalia currently has more than 100 megawatts of approved projects in wind and hydro-electricity. There are also over 400 megawatts currently under development.

“We are delighted to have won these sites from Morocco. Sebastien Clerc CEO of Voltalia, stated that these future photovoltaic power stations will contribute to decarbonisation by avoiding the emission approximately 200,000 tons CO2 into the atmosphere.

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