Voltalia (Euronext Paris, ISIN code: FR0011995588), international player in renewable energies, announces that it has won two solar sites located in the Oriental region for a total of 117 megawatts
In 2021, the Moroccan Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development and MASEN, the agency in charge of implementing the national renewable energy strategy, jointly launched a call for tenders for a program to allocate seven sites, all eligible for the development of photovoltaic projects. through land rights and connection to the national grid. This program aims to accelerate the development of private solar projects within the framework of law 58-15 relating to renewable energies in Morocco.
In this context, Voltalia was awarded the largest volume with 117 megawatts out of a total of 400 megawatts offered, spread over two sites: Ain Beni Mathar (69 megawatts) and Guercif (48 megawatts). These two sites will cover the energy needs equivalent to the annual consumption of 290,000 inhabitants. Work is scheduled to start at the end of 2023. Revenues will be guaranteed by long-term electricity sales contracts, to be concluded with private customers connected to the public electricity network.
The acquisition of these sites consolidates Voltalia’s presence in Morocco. In operation since 2015, Voltalia’s Moroccan team is dedicated to supporting the national energy transition, in particular through the supply of renewable energy to companies established in the country. To date, Voltalia has nearly 100 megawatts of authorized projects, mainly in wind and hydroelectricity, and more than 400 megawatts in development, mainly solar.
“We are very happy to have won these projects in Morocco.to future photovoltaic power plants will contribute to of carbonsation energy by avoiding the emission of around 200,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere”, said Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.
Following the agenda: Annual General Meeting 2022, May 17, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. CET
|About Voltalia (www.voltalia.com)|
|Voltalia is an international player in the renewable energy sector. The Group produces and markets electricity from wind, solar, hydraulic, biomass and storage facilities that it owns and operates. Voltalia has a production capacity in operation and under construction of more than 2 GW and a portfolio of projects under development representing a total capacity of 11.1 GW.
Voltalia is also a service provider and supports its investor clients in renewable energy projects during all phases, from design to operation and maintenance.
A pioneer in the business market, Voltalia offers a global offer to private companies, ranging from the supply of green electricity and energy efficiency services to the local production of their own electricity.
The Group has more than 1,300 employees and is present in 20 countries on 3 continents and is able to act worldwide on behalf of its customers.
Voltalia is listed on the regulated market of Euronext Paris, compartment B (FR0011995588 – VLTSA) and is part of the Enternext Tech 40 and CAC Mid & Small indices. The Group is also part of the Gaïa-Index, an index of socially responsible ETIs.
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117 megawatts of solar sites awarded to Voltalia in Morocco