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Morocco - Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Project (English)

The main objective of the Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Project in Morocco is to add urgently needed capacity to the Moroccan power grid to help cope with the sustained growth in electricity demand, to increase the contribution of renewable energy sources in Morocco's energy mix which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to contribute to a program of global environmental significance. The project includes the integration of a parabolic trough solar field with a traditional natural gas based power generating unit (combined cycle). The project involves the construction and operation of a solar/fossil hybrid power station of about 472 MW, of which 452 MW2 from combined cycle gas turbine and 20 MW from the solar component with an expected annual net production of 3,538 GWh per year. The solar output is estimated at 1.13 percent of the annual production representing 40 GWh per year. The project has nine basic components: design, construction and operation of an integrated solar combined cycle power plant; construction of transmission lines; construction of a substation; construction of access roads; drilling of boreholes; land acquisition; gas pipeline construction; environmental and social development management; and consulting services.


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    Morocco - Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Project

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    united nations framework convention on climate change;combined cycle power plant;solar thermal power plant;economic and financial analysis;monitoring and evaluation capacity;renewable energy sector;private sector lending;solar thermal power generation;Environmental Management Plan;energy sector reform program;fossil fuel power plant;construction and operation;greenhouse gas emission;solar thermal technology;power generation technology;cycle gas turbine;renewable energy technologies;demand side management;quantitative indicators;solar thermal industry;electricity demand growth;renewable energy development;solar thermal electric;readiness for implementation;environmental screening category;adverse environmental impact;conventional power plant;hybrid power station;power generating capacity;Access to Electricity;Exchange Rates;sustainable energy development;demand for power;solar thermal installation;national electricity utility;power generating sector;knowledge management activity;solar power technology;power generation capacity;electricity generating technology;solar thermal market;transmission and distribution;energy production technology;power generation mix;national electricity company;natural gas supply;national development objective;global environmental objectives;electricity market liberalization;incremental cost;



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Morocco - Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.