Morocco Puts Energy Transition at Top of its Agenda (ANRE Chairman)
Rabat – Morocco has placed the transition to clean, sustainable energies generating socio-economic development at the top of its priorities, stressed, on Tuesday in Rabat, Chairman of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE), Abdellatif Bardach.
“Under the forward-looking leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco has made the transition to clean, sustainable energies generating socio-economic development one of its top priorities,” noted Bardach at the 13th workshop of the French-speaking energy regulators’ network (RegulaE.Fr).
Organized by ANRE and the European Commission under the theme “Energy interconnections and regulation for cohesive regional integration”, this two-day workshop is an opportunity to discuss the importance of harmonizing standards, laws and regulations, as well as the scope of regulators’ intervention in energy interconnections.
In his opening address, ANRE’s chairman said that successive Moroccan governments had been working hard to put in place the various pieces of an energy edifice based on renewable energies, whose share of the energy mix should reach over 52% by 2030.
Therefore, all stakeholders are working to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels and turn it into a green energy hub serving Europe and Africa, through making the most of its enormous renewable solar and wind resources, and exploring the ambitious field of green hydrogen, stressed Bardach.
He also underlined that the Kingdom’s positioning as an energy hub between Africa and Europe is one of the pillars of the national energy strategy, stressing that Morocco is working and will continue to work towards the completion of the Morocco-Mauritania-Senegal electricity interconnections.
For his part, president of RegulaE.Fr, Simon Turmel, said that his department, which brings together French-speaking regulators, intends to enable the exchange of best energy practices, while taking this opportunity to praise the Moroccan model, “an example in this area”.