Energy production in Morocco decreased by thirteen percent in the first three months of 2002 compared to the last trimester of 2001. The decrease mainly affected oil refineries and power generation stations, a survey of 454 enterprises revealed.
With electricity demand increasing at around seven percent annually, Morocco is planning several new power plants, and also a power sector liberalization scheme aimed at opening 20 percent of the sector to competition by 2003. Morocco has 25 hydroelectric power plants, five steam thermal facilities, nine turbine stations, and numerous diesel plants. — (menareport.com)
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