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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Les nouvelles politiques publiques en matière d’énergie solaire au Maroc devraient contribuer à favoriser l’adoption de pratiques de consommation d’énergies durables dans le secteur agricole, le pays espérant tirer parti de son taux d’ensoleillement élevé.

Le Maroc vient de signer un accord portant sur la construction de la plus vaste usine de dessalement de l’eau de mer au monde, qui devrait contribuer à limiter la raréfaction des ressources en eau du pays.

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...

 

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...

 

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