Morocco – Voltalia, an international player in the renewable energy sector announced on 15 February 2018 that it has obtained permits for two hydropower plants of 9.8 MW and 7.2 MW in Morocco.
The announcement was made during the 3 day International Congress of Renewable Energies, PHOTOVOLTAICA 2018, held in Marrakech, Morocco.
The two hydropower plants will be located in the Middle-Atlas region of Morocco.
The permits were issued by the Moroccan Ministry for Energy following technical approvals by Morocco’s National Bureau for Electricity and Drinking Water regarding the connection of the plants to the national grid. The country’s Water Basin Agencies have also given a green light to the two hydropower projects having been satisfied by Voltalia’s environmental impact mitigation plans.
The electricity produced by the hydropower plants will be sold under long-term private PPAs, which are currently under negotiation with corporate clients.
“These permits come as a recognition of the extensive work done over the past three years by our Moroccan team”, said Sebastian Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.
CEO of Voltalia Morocco, Yoni Ammar also added that the granting of the permits confirms Voltalia’s capacity to position itself as a first class partner for the electricity provision of its clients, at a competitive price.
Besides hydropower plants, Voltalia also produces and sells electricity generated from wind, solar and biomass power plants. The company owns a total installed capacity of 508 MW globally.
Voltalia is also a service provider, assisting its investor clients active in renewables at all projects stages, from conception to operation & maintenance. With more than 460 employees in 17 countries, over 4 continents, Voltalia is able to act worldwide on behalf of its clients.
Meanwhile, Photovoltaica, which ran for the third time under the theme 'Towards sustainable development in Africa', is poised to become the top international fair in Africa on renewable energy.
The 2018 edition of Photovoltaica attracted more than six thousand visitors and tens of companies in the renewable energy sector from all corners of the world.