Project details
1073 · Wind energy
  • Tangier-Tetouan, Morocco
A wind farm strengthens the role of women

This wind power project in northern Morocco saves emissions by increasing the proportion of renewable energy in the national grid, while contributing to the region's overall sustainable development. The wind farm comprises 40 turbines with a nominal unit capacity of three megawatt, providing a total capacity of 120 megawatt. It generates an average of 296,100 megawatt hours per year at a load factor of 28.17 percent, which are fed into the national grid. The project makes an important contribution to reducing the share of fossil fuel-based electricity in Morocco and helps decreas the country's 95 percent dependence on imported coal, oil products and natural gas. Using state-of-the-art technology the project promotes the development of wind power and encourages investments in renewable energies in Morocco.

One of the main objectives of the project, apart from reducing greenhouse gases, is to strengthen the role of women in local communities. It improves their social and economic situation and is therefore awarded the "W+" standard.

How wind energy contributes to climate action

As the name suggests, wind turbines use the power of the wind to generate energy. During this process, a generator located inside the wind turbine converts kinetic energy into electrical energy. As energy is still mainly generated from fossil fuels in many areas around the world, clean wind energy can replace some of this fossil, high-emission energy and verifiably save CO2 emissions.

In most cases, the sustainably generated electricity from the wind power projects is fed into a regional power grid, which diversifies the power supply and improves energy security in regions that are frequently affected by power shortages and outages. A project often creates increased job opportunities for the local population and the area can be used for additional activities, such as agriculture. Wind power projects make an important contribution to a clean energy supply worldwide and contribute to sustainable development with respect to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Wind energy projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Gender EqualityMany women from rural communities have never attended school, over 80% cannot read or write. With the support of the project, four agricultural cooperatives and two craft cooperatives for women are bein founded and corresponding training courses are being offered.
Affordable and Clean EnergyDiversification of Morocco's national energy supply, reduced dependence on fossil imports.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthDirect and indirect job opportunities for constructing and operating the wind park help reduce unemployment rates, which are particularly high in rural areas.
Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureThe project facilitates the transfer of modern, clean technology and promotes local capacity building in wind electricity generation.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 143,960 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionTangier-Tetouan, MoroccoEstimated annual emission reductions143,960 t CO2Validated byTÜV NORD CERT GmbH