Consultant chosen on geothermal study for Southern Morocco in North Africa

Marrakech, Morocco (source: flickr / Juan Antonio Segal)
Carlo Cariaga Carlo Cariaga 5 Apr 2019

As part of Morocco's drive for more renewable energy development, Gesto Energy Consulting has been tapped to undertake an investigation of the geothermal potential of the provinces in Southern Morocco.

Gesto Energy Consulting has been selected to evaluate the geothermal potential in the provinces of Southern Morocco in North Africa, spanning an area of more than 140,000 square kilometers of the Moroccan Sahara. The project will comprise of hydrogeological, geochemical, geophysical, and geological investigations with the goal of identifying and classifying different levels of geothermal potential.

This project is a part of Morocco’s new energy strategy that prioritizes the development of renewable energy sources. The long-term goal of this thrust is to achieve 42% of installed power generation capacity from renewable sources by 2020. So far, a strategy for geothermal development in the 60,000 square kilometers of northeastern Morocco has already been completed.

Gesto Energy Consulting is an international company that was founded in 2008 and focuses on providing consulting services for renewable energy projects. With expertise in the fields of renewable resource assessment, GIS, energy policies, rural electrification, and engineering and construction supervision, Gesto can offer support across all phases of energy project development. They have more than 50,000 MW of overall experience in renewable energy projects in Africa, Asia, America, and Europe.

Source: Gesto Energy