Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricitéet de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) has announced commissioning of the largest transformer station – 400/225 kV Boujdour II in the South, along with the 300 MV Boujdour wind farm.
The substation project’s cost was MAD3.9 billion. It significantly strengthens the network in southern Morocco through the switchover to 400 kV of all the new installations built there, including the 225 kV and 400 kV lines and autotransformers. It increases the network’s transmission capacity in the region, allowing for more efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity over long distances. This new improvement will play a crucial role in establishing a resilient power grid, ensuring stable and quality power for residents and industrialists in the South region. The Boujdour project was developed as part of the 850 MW integrated wind power programme to procure privately generated electricity, which also includes the Midelt (180 MW), Jbel Lahdid, Essaouira (270 MW) and Tiskrad, Tarfaya (100 MW) wind farms, and is expected to deliver more than 1,590 GWh of electricity annually. As part of the national energy strategy, Morocco aims to achieve a 52 per cent share of renewables in the total installed electrical power capacity by 2030.