Gesto Energy completes geothermal evaluation of Morocco

Gesto Energy completes geothermal evaluation of Morocco Tarfaya, northeastern Morocco (source: flickr/ tedxtarfayalive, creative commons)
Carlo Cariaga 13 Mar 2023

Gesto Energy has completed the evaluation of the geothermal potential in Morocco and has presented a strategies for direct use and power generation.

Gesto Energy (Gesto) has concluded the evaluation of the geothermal potential of Morocco. Following the study of the geothermal potential of the northern oriental area of the country, Gesto has now completed the assessment of the geothermal potential of Morocco’s southern provinces, finalizing the country’s geothermal potential evaluation.

The main outcomes of Morocco’s southern provinces geothermal evaluation were presented to the top management team of Morocco’s National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM) at a meeting held last February 14 in Rabat.

The project was divided into 4 phases. The first and second phase consisted of data collection, which comprised a field campaign to collect water and rock samples, as well as a geophysical campaign to measure porosity and permeability in water wells. Phase 3 and 4 have resulted in the analysis of the collected information, numerical modeling, definition of geothermal resource utilization for each of the defined geothermal zones, and presentation of an action plan for the development of geothermal potential.

During the meeting, the Gesto team presented the main achievements of the project, including the strategy for the use and development of geothermal energy, both for direct use and for power generation for the coming years in the southern provinces of Morocco, over an area of more than 140,000 km2.

The geothermal exploration project is a part of Morocco’s strategy that prioritizes the development of renewable energy sources.

Source: Gesto Energy