The Office National d’Electricite has invited wind turbines firms and companies to submit their expression of interest in the wind farm construction before December 10th 2011. The selected companies will be asked to present the formal bids with their proposal during the first quarter of next year. The winning bid company apart from completing the construction of the wind farm will also receive a 20 year contract to manage the functioning of the wind farm and its maintenance.
The government of Morocco had earlier announced its plans to allocate USD 3.5 billion towards wind energy development along with solar power projects. The government has plans to increase its renewable energy share in the total power production to 42% by the year 2020. The government has announced its intentions to construct a total of five wind farms to augment the country’s wind power generation to 2,000 MW from its current production of 280 MW by the year 2020.