Thursday, April 4, 2019

Morocco: Portuguese Company to Study Areas of Geothermal Potential in the South

Gesto Evaluates Southern Morocco Geothermal Potential (News Release)

Since 2009, Morocco has committed to a sustainable development of a renewable energy strategy.

To reach this goal, Morocco has defined a new energy strategy where the development of renewable energies assumes a leading role, having the objective to reach 42% of the installed electric power generation from renewable energy in 2020.

As part of this strategy, Geothermal energy is giving the first steps in country, and following the successful development of Morocco northeastern strategy for geothermal power, where the geothermal potential of an area of more than 60,000 km2 was evaluated, Gesto - based in Alg├ęs, Lisbon, Portugal - was awarded the project: Realisation d’une Etude des Potentiatites Geothermiques dans les Provinces du Sud.

The purpose of this new project is to identify and study areas with geothermal potential in the provinces of south of Morocco in an area of more than 140,000 km2, corresponding to Moroccan Sahara. This project will comprehend hydrogeological, geochemical, geological and geophysical studies, with the goal to classify the different energy levels of the geothermal potential.

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