Morocco Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Morocco 2016

In recent years Morocco has been working to reduce its energy dependency through renewable energy projects and the rollout of an ambitious oil and gas exploration programme. Its energy consumption has increased by 5-6% a year for the past 25 years, and demand is expected to quintuple by 2050. Though it possesses few oil and gas reserves, Morocco boasts strong potential in renewable energies,...

Morocco benefits from its well-developed manufacturing sector, mining industry, agricultural output, proximity to Europe, sizeable diaspora community, low labour costs and market-oriented public policy.

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Face à une consommation électrique en croissance continue, le gouvernement marocain a amendé la Loi relative aux énergies renouvelables afin d’attirer les investissements dans le secteur de l’énergie solaire et éolienne.

 

With an installed capacity of approximately 800 MW in 2015, Morocco represents the third-largest African market for wind energy behind South Africa (1053 MW) and Egypt (810 MW). As part of Morocco’s ambition to attain 42% of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2020, in recent years authorities have accelerated the...

 

To what extent might off-grid solutions improve rural electrification rates in Africa?

 

In recent years, Morocco has been working to reduce its energy dependency via the implementation of renewable energy projects and the rollout of an ambitious oil and gas exploration programme. Morocco, which has experienced a steady increase in energy consumption of about 5-6% every year over the past 25 years, is expected to see its demand...

 

With an installed capacity of about 1770 MW, hydro-power plays a key role in Morocco’s energy mix, contributing 22% of its power generation. The implementation of the energy development strategy in 2008 has led to a modest but progressive increase in capacity. This will continue through 2020 under the framework of public-private partnerships...

 

In 2009 Morocco launched its solar plan as part of its ambitions to generate 42% of its energy from renewables by 2020, with 14% coming from solar. The first outcome of this plan was the completion of Noor I, the world’s largest solar energy project, in Ouarzazate in February 2016. Authorities are now looking to build on this success and...