|Approval Date||02 Mar 2005|
|Signature Date||29 Aug 2005|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
The Ain Beni Mathar (ABM) solar thermal power plant project is designed to increase access to electricity through the promotion of renewable energies, with a view to supporting economic growth, rural electrification and the competitiveness of Moroccan companies. The project fits in perfectly with the strategic axes of the national policy. The ABM power plant project promotes the development of new generation activities by ensuring the supply of electricity. It also supports the preservation and development of employment, and reduces the long-term isolation of both regions and rural populations. At the national level, the project should contribute to the modernization of major infrastructure networks and the strengthening of the competitiveness of Moroccan enterprises in the economic field, these two points being two major priorities of the Government. The project comprises nine (9) main components, namely: (A) Electricity power plant; (B) 225/60KV distribution and transmission lines; (C) Substations; (D) Access roads; (E) Procurement of land; (F) Boreholes; (G) Connection to Maghreb-Europe gas pipeline (GME); (H) Environmental and social measures; and (I) Consultancy services.
The sector goal of the project is to: (i) support the Global Rural Electrification Programme (PERG) launched in 1995 to raise the national electrification rate to 80% by 2010; and (ii) help develop renewable energies to support economic growth and competitiveness of local businesses. The specific objectives are to: (i) secure electricity supply in the country; (ii) diversify energy sources; and (iii) reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector.
The main beneficiaries of the project are: the National Office of Electricity (ONE) and its customers, the Morocco Government, National contractors; Population of the project area as well as universities and research institutes.
African Development Bank
Office National de l'Electricité
|Last Update||20 Jun 2021|
|34.0097 -2.03238||Ain Beni Mathar|
|33.6667 -2.5||Oriental Region|