First output from Tarfaya

Africa’s largest wind farm, the 300MW Tarfaya in southern Morocco, has started generating electricity during testing.

Tarfaya, developed by Nareva Holding and GDF Suez, will supply the state utility l'Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable under a 20-year power-purchase agreement.

More than 80 of the 131 Siemens SW-2.3-101 turbines have been installed, with the rest due to be fully operational this year.

Work on the €450m ($625m) development started in June last year, when Morocco also announced a target of sourcing 42% of its energy from renewables by 2020.