A key figure in the region’s growing wind energy industry
Company:Renewable Energy Development Centre, Morocco
Position: General manager
Biography: Amal Haddouche has been head of the state-backed Renewable Energy Development Centre since May 2005. Under her leadership, the centre has been striving to increase the contribution wind energy makes to Morocco’s generating capacity.
Morocco’s strategy is to support industries supplying the energy sector, to create jobs and stimulate local economies. Wind farms currently produce about 124MW of Morocco’s energy.
The plan is to reach 600MW of wind-generated capacity by 2010 and 1,000MW by 2012. Projects with a total capacity of 394MW are under way in Taza, Tetouan, Tarfaya, Essaouira and Tangier.
Haddouche has a degree in engineering from the Mohammadia School of Engineering in Morocco. She joined the Moroccan Energy Ministry in 1987, occupying posts including engineer for energy policy.
Contact: (+212) 430 9822
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