Morocco, EU to Establish Twining Program in Support of Energy Sector
Rabat – A seminar will be held, on Tuesday in Rabat, for the official launching of the Morocco-European Union (EU) twinning program, aimed at supporting Morocco’s energy sector.
The 24-month twinning project (2018-2020), funded by the EU to the tune of 1,150,000 Euros, is part of the implementation of the program “Making a success of Advanced Status between Morocco and the EU,” said a statement from the ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development.
The project is also part of the process of regulatory convergence towards the Community acquis seeking to achieve the objectives of the national energy strategy, such as security of supply, generalized access to energy, control of demand and environmental protection.
The twinning, which provides for the mobilization of European experts in Rabat as well as several study visits of Moroccan executives to Europe, aims to strengthen the capacities of the ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development to draft legal texts, particularly in the regulation of the electricity market, with reference to the convergence process, the development of a mechanism to monitor the implementation of the energy strategy at national and regional level, and the improvement the ministry’s methods for long-term prospective energy analysis.
The project is also meant to enhance the capacity of the electricity management for steering and coordinating the implementation of a multi-annual program of investments in production and transport, modernize renewable management tools and energy efficiency, and support the regulatory convergence process in the areas of competence.