14 January, 2016
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Sun shines on Masen as Morocco’s king orders renewables reshuffle
Commissioning of the first phase of the Ouarzazate concentrated solar power plant may have been delayed, but the stock of the innovative project’s promoter, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen), continues to rise following a late December instruction from King Mohammed VI that will give Masen a central role in piloting renewables projects across the kingdom. This reflects a view that Masen’s slimmed down, highly qualified management – including executives previously educated and employed in the diaspora – is better qualified to deliver a highly ambitious renewables project roster than state utility Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE).