Morocco, Portugal Study Electric Interconnection

Morocco, Portugal Study Electric Interconnection

Moroccan Energy Minister, Abdelkader Amara, and Portuguese Economy Minister, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, have inked a ministerial declaration to carry out a technical and economic feasibility study for an electric interconnection project between the two countries, Morocco World News reported.

With a capacity of 1,000MW, this first interconnection, which will help the two countries to exchange electricity, shows the will of Rabat and Lisbon to build together a regional energy hub., Trade Arabia wrote.

In a statement, the Moroccan minister said: “We have won this bet since the signature of the first agreement during the Moroccan-Portuguese Joint Committee, chaired by the two heads of governments in April 2015,” underlining that Morocco and Portugal are determined to make headway with this interconnection project. The project will also inject electricity from renewable sources to solve the issue of climate change given that 60% of climate imbalance is linked to energy.

Last February, Morocco took huge steps towards solar energy and climate change by inaugurating  the world’s largest solar power plant to provide electricity for 1.1m people.


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