Genesis Morocco: THE CHOUROUK INITIATIVE 500 MW SOLAR BY 2015


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Genesis Morocco

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.

Saturday, October 3, 2009    <<Home

THE CHOUROUK INITIATIVE 500 MW SOLAR BY 2015



As part of its strategy, ONE launched the “CHOUROUK Initiative”, which aims at
developing 500MW Solar Generation by 2015.

The CHOUROUK Initiative will consolidate ONE’s leading role in Africa and the Middle
East in the promotion of solar for power generation.

Today, ONE (i) installed 50,000 PV kits in the rural areas totalling the equivalent of
3MW capacity, (ii) operates the first PV micro-power plant of 45kW injecting the energy
produced into the grid and (iii) is constructing the world first thermo-solar combined
cycle power plan with a 20MW CSP solar component.

The Chourouk Initiative comprises two components, namely:

1. “Chourouk Solar PV”, with the objective of equipping up to 200,000 PV kits with
ONE’s clients (households and corporate) through a hybrid scheme (grid and PV),
with the option to inject excess energy into ONE’s grid at an improved tariff
structure.

2. “Chourouk Generation” with the objective of developing 150MW of solar power
plants through IPPs. The first three projects will be Ouarzazate 50 to 100 MW,
Boujdour 5 to 10 MW and Dakhla 1 to 3 MW.

source ONE


Personal notes : A major step forward in implementing the PERG


Update : Isofoton, a Spanish company will be responsible for the supply and installation of PV systems of between 500 and 1,000 kW.

The company will install 1,000 systems in Errachidia, 200 in Ben Guerir and another 15 systems at ONE agencies in the following provinces: Agadir, Ben Slimane, El Kelaa des Sraghnas, Errachidia, Essaouira, Guemim, Khemisset, Laayoune, Ouarzazate, Rommani, Oujda, Settat, Ouled Nemaa, Tata and Tiznit.

In total, the ONE programme plans 200,000 systems integrated into the grid system