There are more than 140 large dams in operation in the country, most of them for water supply, irrigation and flood control. More than half of the facilities are privately owned. Currently, there are 1,306 MW of hydropower installed, including pumped storage. About 33% of the nation’s total electricity production is covered by renewable energy resources such as hydropower, wind or solar.
More than 5,000 GWh/year of technically feasible hydropower potential has encouraged the Moroccan government to expand its renewable energy capacity. A goal of making the renewable energy contribution more than 50% of installed electricity generation capacity by 2030 has been established. A number of facilities are currently under construction and many projects, pumped storage, large as well as small hydro, are in planning. About 60 large dams are planned by 2030.