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Morocco and Spain Plan 3rd Connection

Date: 29/04/2019

Source: Alternative Energy

 

Morocco has signed with Spain a MoU for the construction of a third electricity interconnection between the two countries. The national electric firms of the two countries will soon carry out the appraisal work for the project, which should come into operation before 2026 and allow the transport of 700 MW of electricity. The cost of this new power line has been estimated at €150 million, which will be divided between the two countries. “The construction of a third electricity interconnection line between Morocco and Spain will allow the integration of renewable energies, mainly photovoltaics into the European electricity system,” said the Spanish electricity company. The first interconnection between the two countries was commissioned in 1998. The submarine line is 28 km long and has a technical apacity of 700 MW. Another 31.3 km long line was also inaugurated in 2016.

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