Wind Power Morocco Conference

September 5 & 6, 2016 - Oujda, Morocco

Wind Power Morocco Conference

The Wind Power Morocco Conference will explore the policy framework and formulate the next steps to drive forward Morocco’s wind power market, with a focus on investments and private projects by international developers. Morocco has the most ambitious renewable energy programme in the MENA region and expects 42 per cent (equivalent to about 6,000 MW) of its total energy mix to come from renewable sources by 2020. It has more planned wind and solar projects than anywhere else in the region.

This conference will deliver new ideas, strategies and tactics that directly affect how you do business in Morocco’s wind energy sector. No other event in Morocco will offer a more impressive roster of keynote speakers, quality attendees and compelling content. The Wind Power Morocco Conference also presents a valuable opportunity for the world’s leading wind power companies to meet key local and regional stakeholders from government, investors, and project developers.

Speakers

  • Abdennabi Biioui, President, Oriental Region Council, Morocco
  • Mohamed Mhidia, Wali (Governor), Oriental Region, Morocco
  • Abdelhafid Al Jarroudi, President, Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of the Oriental Region, Morocco
  • Mbarki Mohamed, General Director, Agency for the Development of the Oriental Region (ADO), Morocco

Why You Should Attend

  • Establish your presence in a market with long term potential for large-scale wind power development
  • Create partnerships to develop and construct Morocco’s next multi-megawatt wind power plants
  • Network with key officials to understand their requirements for current and upcoming projects in Morocco
  • Meet investors from commercial banks, development banks, equity funds, international governments and regional sovereign funds
  • Gain a competitive advantage and understand how to position your organisation to take advantage of future project opportunities

Who Should Attend

  • Government and regulatory bodies
  • Municipalities
  • Energy and utility companies
  • Wind farm owners and operators
  • Wind project developers
  • Private and institutional investors, venture capitalists
  • Wind measuring and assessment organisations
  • Law firms and engineering and industry consultants
  • Wind power integrators and installers
  • Wind technology developers and manufacturers
  • Wind turbine manufacturers
  • Transmission system operators and planners
  • Wind technology research and development companies
  • Energy analysts

Agenda Highlights

  • Update on wind power regulation changes in Morocco and how to get the project approved
  • How to set up build, own, and operate (BOO) wind farms under the Renewable Energy Law (No. 13-09)
  • Actions that the Moroccan administration could or should take to unleash the potential of wind power investment in the short and medium terms
  • Project update on the Sahara Wind 5 GW-HVDC transmission project – opening the access to the Atlantic trade winds blowing over the Sahara desert
  • Challenges in testing and monitoring the in-operation vibration characteristics of wind turbines during development
  • Innovative composite wind blade design solutions during wind farm development
  • Evaluating clean energy programmes and projects
  • Project update by ONEE on the status of Morocco’s wind programme supported by the African Development Bank
  • Wind farm development best practices: Traps for the unwary
  • Project update on 150 MW wind farm project of Taza (first tranche of the National Wind Programme)
  • Case study: Africa’s largest wind farm, the 300 MW Tarfaya project in southern Morocco
  • Solution provider case study: A showcase of wind energy best practices from the developing world
  • Understanding the policy and financial frameworks in order to invest in the wind market
  • Bankability for wind projects in Morocco
  • Identifying cost reduction potential for wind farms during development
  • Evaluating the design for manufacturing of blades
  • Local socio-economic development of wind power in Morocco