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Morocco Calls for Bids For 400MW Solar Plant and Storage

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) has called for tenders for the third phase of its Noor Midelt programme (Noor Midelt III), which involves the construction of a 400 MW photovoltaic solar power plant equipped with an electricity storage system.

The tender for Noor Midelt III solar power plant comes one month after the agency published the result of prequalification for Noor Midelt II, the second phase of the three-phase solar power plant with capacity of also 400MW..

The three phases of Noor Midelt will deliver 1,200MW.

Interested independent power producers (IPPs) have until October 20, 2023, to take part in this pre-qualification process.

Noor Midelt III is focused on having the private sector and international commercial banks play more influential role in Morocco’s deployment of renewable energies. The facility is designed to be equipped with a battery storage system capable of storing around 400 MWh 12 companies, most of them in consortia, were shortlisted for the Noor Midelt II plant. ENEL Green Power from Italy, EDF Renouvelables from France, Iberdrola Renovables International from Spain, Dongfang Electric International Corporation from China and ACWA Power from Saudi Arabia’ were included.

Morocco says it looks forward to having a mix of 52:48 (Renewable Energy: Non-Renewable Energy) in its electricity output by 2030.

 

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