Genesis Morocco: Desertec Drops 2050 Electricity Target, Tagesspiegel Reports


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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.

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Desertec Drops 2050 Electricity Target, Tagesspiegel Reports

Personal Notes : Well, what their new target then ? Anyway, whatever energy is produced here will be consumed locally first, we might not be able to show a surplus that could be sold to Europe before a while. The average Moroccan energy profile is on the rise due to more and more energy hungry devices being plugged to the network. Forecast shows that "by the time Morocco will be able to export energy in significant amounts the average Moroccan might consume up to 3 to 4 thousands kilowatts yearly *" and were not talking households here. 


The Desertec Industrial Initiative, which plans to generate solar power in North Africa, is backing away from a target of generating about 15 percent of Europe’s electricity demand by 2050, Tagesspiegel reported, citing Aglaia Wieland, the group’s chief strategist.

Sourced : http://www.bloomberg.com

* Figure sourced : Aziz Bennouna from the National Center for Scientific & Technical Research http://www.cnr.ac.ma/