Morocco - Electricity Power Grid Interconnection Strengthening Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 13 Nov 2002
Signature Date 06 May 2003
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 01 Jul 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 67,231,975.53
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present intervention focuses on the project to reinforce electricity interconnections. More specifically, it aims to strengthen electricity interconnections with Algeria and Spain in order to diversify energy sources and meet a constant and sustained demand at affordable prices for economic development. The project thus responds to Morocco's strategy of diversifying its sources of electricity supply, by using the natural gas transiting from Algeria to Spain, gradually developing its renewable energy potential, and increase the exchange of electrical energy. The main components of the project are: 1) the construction of 670 km of 400 kV THT and 60 km of 225 kV lines; 2) the installation of a second Morocco-Spain 400 kV submarine link; 3) the construction of 3 substations 400/225 kV and extension of a substation; 4) the strengthening and extension of the 225 kV and 60 kV network by the construction of 4 225/60 kV substations and 175 km of 220 kV lines; 5) the supply and installation of an optical fiber network on the existing THT and HT lines; 6) the implementation of mitigation measures for environmental impacts; and 7) the services of studies, supervision and control of works.

Project Objectives

The project's sectoral goal is to secure the country's energy supply, improve the balance of payments and the competitiveness of the Moroccan economy's businesses through a constant availability of electrical energy and the reduction of billing costs of the country. Its specific objectives are the increase of the capacity of the electricity interconnections, the low-cost power supply of the electricity market, the reinforcement and the reliability of the electric transport network.

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries targeted by the project are the entire population of Morocco, the various economic agents and in particular the localities located in the proximity of the works through the creation of direct and indirect jobs and the induced effects of the electrification, mainly in rural areas. Its specific objectives are the increase of the capacity of the electricity interconnections, the low-cost power supply of the electricity market, the reinforcement and the reliability of the electric transport network.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Bank
Implementing
Office National de l'Electricité
Implementing
National Office of Electricity (ONE)

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MA-FAC-011
Last Update 20 Jun 2021

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Country Morocco