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Acwa Power backs solar energy expo

RABAT, September 6, 2016

Acwa Power has confirmed its commitment to the Moroccan solar power plan by supporting the second edition of Photovoltaica, the largest international exhibition in Africa dedicated to the development of solar energy.

To be convened at Casablanca from September 7 to 9 under the patronage of the Moroccan Ministry of Energy and Mines, Water and the Environment, Photovoltaica provides a platform for policy makers, technology providers, developers, contractors and operators to share knowledge, keep up to date with the extraordinarily rapid advances in this sector and network with leaders in the solar energy sector.

Acwa Power is the developer, investor, owner and operator of solar power plants Noor I, Noor II and Noor III in Morocco.

Paddy Padmanathan, president and CEO of Acwa Power, said: “While solar energy has a significant role in not only decarbonising energy generation but also in catering for the rapidly increasing demand for new capacity to fuel industrialisation and economic development.

"It also provides energy access to large parts of the underserved continent of Africa. Policy makers, technology providers, investors, owners and operators need to work together to create the appropriate legal, infrastructural and regulatory environment to reduce risk and encourage investment with a long term mindset. Our $2.8 billion solar facility at Ouarzazate, Morocco, is a testament to what a partnership between an active and visionary government and an investor with a time horizon spanning decades can achieve.”

Following on from Photovoltaica, the world’s focus on renewable energy will once again be directed towards Morocco in November when Marrakesh hosts the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

"Given its prominent role in Morocco’s renewable energy focus, Acwa Power is also proud and privileged to play a leading role to support Morocco at COP22 which will serve the critical role of catalysing the momentum built with the consensus achieved at COP 21 in Paris last year when the historic agreement was reached amongst 200 nations," the statement said. -TradeArabia News Service




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