The Moroccan Jet Energy and the Swedish Azelio have signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of energy storage facilities in Morocco. With a capacity of 45 MW, this project is divided into several stages, according to the Ecofin Agency. Indeed, the two partners have programmed 50 kW of installations in 2021, 5 MW in 2022, 10 MW in 2023, 15 MW in 2024 and as many in 2025. “These installations are envisaged as well for the future solar plants which will be installed in the Kingdom than for those already built, ”says the agency. After this Moroccan stage, the project will be gradually extended to the whole of French-speaking Africa.
For Azelio, this project confirms his interest for the continent. “Morocco and French-speaking Africa are the markets that we are targeting and in which our long-term energy storage technology can bring the greatest benefit. We are delighted to partner with Jet Energy in their effort to provide consumers with reliable and affordable energy on an ongoing basis, ”said Jonas Eklind, Executive Director of Azelio. This interest materialized with the announcement, last November, of the opening of an Azelio office in Casablanca. The company took the opportunity to also announce a large-scale energy verification project that will be built in Morocco by the end of the year, in partnership with Masen.