GE will supply turnkey substations to the Moroccan electricity grid as part of the large Boujdour wind farm project

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GE will supply turnkey substations to the Moroccan electricity grid as part of the large Boujdour wind farm project

GE has been awarded a contract for the construction of two substations in southern Morocco that will drain electricity from the Boujdour wind farm and other renewable energy projects to neighboring communities, and connect it to the Moroccan national grid. The project is owned and developed by ONEE and other private partners, and consists of a 300 MW wind farm. In the long term, it is expected to provide clean energy to some 200,000 homes across the country. The Boujdour site is part of a large integrated wind energy project, totaling some 850 MW at different sites, which itself is part of Morocco’s ambitious renewable energy program to install around 10 GW of additional capacity. renewable by 2030. This represents more than 52% of Moroccan installed capacity. The two substations – one with a capacity of 400 kV and the other with 225 kV – will be built using GE technology. To fully support the project, GE participates in the planning, design and execution of planned installations using network code studies, detailed design, compensation solutions, gas-insulated switchgear and gas-insulated switchgear. air, power transformers and reactors, and full automation solutions. Mohamed Mohaisen, President and CEO of GE Grid Solutions, MENAT & SSA, said: “We are honored that GE can play a role in realizing Morocco’s ambitious vision for renewable energy. It is important to ensure that the various sites are connected to the national grid in a safe and reliable manner, and this is where GE’s exceptional network technology and experience can make a difference. ”