Morocco - Integrated Wind/Hydro and Rural Electrification Programme

Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Jun 2012
Signature Date 19 Dec 2012
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 158,759,432.02
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Integrated Wind/Hydro and Rural Electrification Programme is part of of Morocco’s strategic vision to improve its energy security, ensure access to energy in rural areas, and increase the share of renewable and clean energies, thus mitigating the effects of electrical power generation on climate change. It is estimated that the program will help prevent the emission of 65 million tonnes of CO2 over its entire lifetime. The program will allow for greater private sector participation in independent wind energy production, and finally will improve Morocco’s trade balance since 97% of primary energy sources currently come from imports. The project has three components. The hydroelectric and wind power component is called "WIND" while the rural electrification is called "PERG". The third component relates to the management of the program. The component "WIND" includes the construction of 3 wind farms (2 of which are financed by the Bank) with a total capacity of 550 MW located in northern Morocco; a set including a station of energy transfer by Pumped Power Transfer Station Project (STEP) and a hydropower complex with a total capacity of 520 MW. It involves the construction of transmission lines for the interconnection of these power generation facilities to the national grid and technical assistance. The 2 wind farms will be built over the 2012-2017 period.

Project Objectives

The programme objective is to contribute to energy supply security through: i) the diversification of energy sources; ii) a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) and the harmonization of rural and urban access rates.


Specifically, the program will benefit the Government, ONE (National Electricity Board), rural and urban populations in Morocco, and contribute to reducing the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. The program covers four sites for energy production and storage facilities, and twenty-five provinces for rural electrification, some of which are difficult to access. Around 6,000 households will benefit from access to electricity. The program will be used to provide financial support for local development initiatives through the resources generated by activities such as land acquisition.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Office National de l'Electricité


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-FA0-006
Last Update 06 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name KHOALI Mohamed Mehdi

Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
35.1688 -5.2636 Chefchaouene
34.0133 -6.83255 Rabat
34.2251 -3.35235 Guercif