By Azania Post Reporter
A French-based Voltalis company has announced to have obtained permits for connection of two hydropower plants in Morocco.
A statement availed to Azania Post Thursday said the permits which were delivered by the Moroccan Ministry for Energy, relate to two hydropower plants projects of 9.8 MW and 7.2 MW, located in the Middle-Atlas region.
They are the result of photovoltaica congress of renewable energies held in Marrakech.
The statement said further the permits follow positive technical approvals delivered by the National Bureau for Electricity and Drinking Water regarding the connexion of the plants to the national grid.
“The concerned Water Basin Agencies have also given a green light, taking into account the quality of the projects presented by Voltalia,” it stated, adding “the electricity produced will be sold under long-term private PPAs, which are currently under negotiation with corporate clients.”
Sebastian Clerc, Chief Executive Officer of Voltalia said the permits come as a recognition of the extensive work done over the past three years by their Moroccan team.
For his part, the Morocco-based Voltalia CEO, Yoni Ammar said the permits confirm Voltalia’s capacity to position itself as a first-class partner for the electricity provision of its clients, at a competitive price.