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Morocco will be able to supply electricity to the UK from 2027

Morocco will be able to supply electricity to the UK from 2027

(Agence Ecofin) – After the announcement of negotiations in April 2021, the plan to install an undersea cable connecting Morocco and the United Kingdom is to provide electricity by 2027. Morocco wants to use its potential to export green electricity, along with its energy transformation.

Sir Dave Lewis, chairman of clean energy company Xlinks, said on Friday (April 29) that the submarine project, which would link Morocco to the United Kingdom if launched by the end of this year, could provide electricity from 2027.

Speaker at a show Celestial messageSir Lewis promised that the cable would be connected to the British National Network in North Devon, according to the Moroccan newspaper. If the project is launched by the end of this year, electricity will start flowing in 2027 and by 2030 the project will be operating at its maximum capacity. “.

In April 2021, the CEO of Xlinks announced that his company planned to build a 10.5 GW (7 GW solar and 3.5 GW wind) power plant in Morocco. Voltage direct current) submarine cable.

The cable is expected to connect to sites in Wales and Devon, according to the CEO, which is the longest submarine power cable in the world. The initiative will be driven by lower production costs and resources in Morocco. ” Low cost for solar and wind power generation in the Sahara The project involves substantial storage to supply overnight electricity to the UK. “, Company officials said.

The project, if launched as planned, will make Morocco one of the world’s leading energy exporters based on renewable energy, such as regional energy hubs such as Egypt. The country is in the midst of a power shift and is also considered a role model in this race towards net zero. By 2021, the share of renewable energy in the total installed electricity was 37%.

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