Achievements for strengthening electric Production and Transport capacity (2009 - 2015)
The national primary energy demand grew on average by nearly 5% in recent years, driven by growth in electricity consumption which has increased on average by 6.5% per year due to the almost widespread of rural electrification and the dynamism of our economy, especially the policy of major projects in infrastructure, industry, agriculture, tourism, social housing, etc.
To meet this growing demand of energy, an energy strategy was adopted in 2009 under the High Guidance of His Majesty the King, and based on the following major objectives:
This strategy was declined in roadmap translated into clear and precise plans, programs and projects.
The first phase of the national energy strategy has been successfully implemented and helped to restore the balance between electric supply and demand and implement the legislative, institutional and regulatory reforms needed to support the programs and projects launched as part of the national energy strategy.
Thus, an additional capacity of 2760 MW was achieved between 2009 and 2015.
The main projects regarding the offer are:
3753 km of high and very high voltage lines was achieved between 2009 and 2014. Thus, the total of high and very high voltage transmission lines reached 23 331 km at the end of 2014.
Prospects of strengthening electric Production and Transport capacity (2016 - 2020)
The main projects on supply during the period 2016-2020 are:
This project consists of the extension of the diesel power plant in Dakhla with a fifth diesel generator with a capacity of 16.5 MW. The project cost is estimated at 270 million MAD and the commissioning is expected in 2016.
The project consists of four diesel generators with a unit capacity of 18 MW. The project cost is estimated at 860 million MAD and the commissioning is expected in 2016.
With a capacity of 120 MW, this wind farm is being developed by the private under Law No. 13-09 on renewable energy. The project cost is estimated at MAD 2,118 million and the commissioning is expected in 2016.
With a capacity of 100 MW, this wind farm is being developed by the private under Law No. 13-09 on renewable energy. The project cost is estimated at MAD 1,765 million and the commissioning is expected in 2016.
The solar photovoltaic project NOOR Tafilalt consists of 3 plants with an average unit capacity of 25 MW each, and a minimum total capacity of 75 MW expandable to 100 MW. The project cost is estimated at 1,600 million MAD.
Environmental studies for solar power plants NOOR Tafilalt were launched. The tender for pre-qualification of bidders is being evaluated; the list of prequalified bidders will be published early in 2016.
The solar photovoltaic project NOOR Atlas with a total capacity of 200 MW, to be developed under EPC “Engineering, Procurement and Construction” and will consist of 8 solar photovoltaic plants with a unit capacity of 10 to 30 MWp. The project cost is estimated at 3450 million MAD.
The project cost is estimated at MAD 2,411 million and the commissioning is planned in 2017. The PPA contract was signed on July 25, 2013 and the land acquisition process has reached, at the end of March 2015, approximately 86% in number of parcels handled by ONEE.
Integrated Wind Power Project 850 MW consists of development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a total installed capacity of 850 MW distributed on five wind farms, namely:
The project cost is estimated at 3031 million MAD and the commissioning is planned in 2017.
The contract for completion was signed in July 2013. The Service Order has been notified on October 13, 2014. The opening of the site was made on November 19, 2014 and Civil Engineering Works started on December 31, 2014.
Planned with the aim of satisfying the growing electrical energy demand of the country, It will meet about 25% of demand by 2018. The project cost is estimated at 23,000 million MAD and the commissioning is planned in 2018.
Regarding the project of the new port of Safi and its coal wharf necessary for the supply of the plant by coal, its commissioning will take place at the end of 2017.
The coal power plant of Nador with a capacity of 1386 MW is planned with the aim of satisfying the growing electrical energy demand of the country beyond 2020.
The pumped storage power plant of Abdelmoumen with a capacity of 350 M is the second PSP to be carried out after Afourer of 464MW. The project cost is estimated at 2400 million MAD and the commissioning is scheduled for 2020.
The Hydroelectric Complex Project of El Menzel with a capacity of 125 MW is part of the National Water Resources Development.
Given intermediate inflows between the dam of M'DEZ and Ain Timedrine the ONEE is examining options for its resizing to take account of new inflows in coordination with “Direction des Aménagements Hydrauliques et l’Agence du Bassin Hydraulique de Sebou”. The project cost is estimated at 2130 million MAD and the commissioning is scheduled for 2020.
In order to support production projects, strengthen the country's power security and participate in regional integration, ONEE is undertaking a major development program for its electricity transmission grid.
The action plan for the development of transmission and sub-transmission grid is structured around the following main components:
The projects planned as part of the development of 400 kV grid for the 2015-2020 period are as follows:
These projects require the completion of 3040 km of 400 kV lines and nearly 4500 MVA of 400/225 kV power transformation.
The main projects included in the development of 225 kV grid are given below:
The main projects of strengthening the 60kV grid will cover approximately 1150 km of 60 kV lines.
In general, the transmission grid (in particular the 60 kV sub-transmission grid) must be adapted continually to the structure of production, consumption distribution and the location of the future customers. Therefore, its consistency will be adjusted in accordance with the objectives agreed regarding the transmission grid planning.