Matmata Hydro-electric Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Oct 1988
Signature Date 07 Feb 1989
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 1996
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 1996
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 49,088,735.98
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Matmata Hydroelectric project is in line with the policy of valorization and exploitation of national primary energy resources laid down by the Gouvernment of Morocco. It is among the haut sebou projects meant for water and electricity supply. It is also one of the essential elements of the program to develop electricity generation facilities to meet short and medium-term energy demand, particularly peak load demand. The project has the following components: (i) modulation pool; (ii) civil engineering; (iii) power station; (iv) conduits; (v) balanced chimney; (vi) secondary components; (vii) Engineering, works control.

Project Objectives

With an installed capacity of 241 MW, the project is intended to generate electricity to meet ONE’s interconnected network peak load requirements.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Morocco
Office National de l'Electricité (ONE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-FAB-002
Last Update 29 Nov 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Morocco
Coordinates Location Name
34.09448 -4.48424 Matmata