Genesis Morocco: Apex-BP Solar Receives Solar Power Contract in Morocco

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Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

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Apex-BP Solar Receives Solar Power Contract in Morocco

Archive // The deal dates back to 2004, but it documents nicely how the PAGER was implemented in remote areas with no access to the grid

BP France subsidiary Apex-BP Solar, in partnership with Moroccan oil company Compagnie Marocaine des Hydrocarbures (CMH), recently announced it has received a "major contract" from Morocco's state-owned electric utility Office National de l'Electricite (ONE) "for the supply and installation of solar power systems" in the province of Chichaoua.

According to Apex-BP Solar, a new company, BP Solar Maroc, is being established to be "responsible for implementing a turnkey project covering the supply and installation of solar panel systems manufactured by BP Solar over three years and for managing installations, providing maintenance and invoicing customers for services provided over a 10-year period."

"This program is of prime importance to Morocco's rural population in that it will provide basic domestic amenities in areas where there is no conventional electricity supply grid," said Apex-BP Solar CEO Arnaud Mine. "It is also very important to BP Solar, providing important recognition of the solar engineering and rural contract management activities needed in many areas of Africa. In addition, this project will represent a greenhouse gas emissions reduction equivalent of 10,000 tons of [carbon dioxide (CO2)] over a 10-year period, contributing to the alleviation of global warming."

Contact: Philippe Lambert, BP France, phone 33-1-34-..., e-mail