Morocco’s Energy Observatory Launched in Rabat
Rabat – The Moroccan Energy Observatory (OME) was launched on Monday in Rabat, with the aim of facilitating access to energy sector data produced in the information field.
On the occasion of the launch of the OME, a seminar was organized by the ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development with the support of the Moroccan Energy Policy Support Project (PAPEM II), to present the activities carried out by the Directorate of Observation, Cooperation and Communication and to establish it as a national reference.
Minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rabbah, stressed that through this permanent observation tool, his department is working to facilitate access to information in the energy sector, notably through a web portal accessible to the general public.
Given the rapid development of the energy sector, national policy decision-making requires timely access to statistics, databases and indicators, hence the need to set up an information, communication, monitoring and decision-making mechanism, he added.
For his part, senior technical advisor for PAPEM II, Gunnar Lorenz, said that the OME initiative is being carried out as part of this project of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), aimed at supporting the development of a sectoral IT system and an integrated energy modeling system for energy supply and demand planning.