International consortium to develop 800 MW solar project in Morocco

A consortium of France-based EDF Renewables, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Moroccan IPP Green of Africa has emerged as the successful bidder for the 800 MW Noor Midelt I solar power project in Morocco. Once completed, it will be the world’s first advanced hybrid project based on concentrated solar and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The scope of work includes project design, financing, construction, and operations and maintenance (O&M). The project was allocated at a record low tariff of MAD 0.68 ($ 0.07) per kWh. The construction of the project is slated to start towards the end of 2019, and the project is expected to commence electricity supply in 2022. Morocco aims to produce 52 per cent of its electricity generation from renewable sources by 2030.

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