US CMS Energy Corporation's independent power unit, CMS Generation Co., announced Friday the start of commercial operation at Unit 4 of the $1.5 billion, 1,356- megawatt Jorf Lasfar power plant on the Atlantic shore in Morocco, Maghreb Arabe Presse (MAP) reported.
The milestone marks completion of construction at the coal-fueled facility, the largest independent power plant in Africa and the Middle East, the agency cited a statement by the company as saying.
According to MAP, the Jorf Lasfar plant now generates more than one-half of Morocco's total electricity supply and represents about 35 percent of the country's installed capacity. Power from the plant is sold to ONE under a 30-year purchase agreement – Albawaba.com
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