Energy: New Measures to Modernize Arab Union of Electricity Approved
Rabat – The measures undertaken to modernize of the Arab Union of Electricity (AUE) were approved during the 15th General Assembly of the Union, held under the chairmanship of Abderrahim El Hafidi, Director-General of the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE).
These measures are in line with the reorganization action plan submitted by the Office since the appointment of its Director-General as AUE president in 2018, the Union said in a statement.
A new road-map has been elaborated with the objective of reaching a common vision of the Arab electricity market and enable the AUE to strengthen its role and mark its existence in the global energy sector.
The new road-map focuses on enhancing the energy security and reliability of Arab electricity systems, integrating renewable energies and increasing their share in the electricity mix, improving the efficiency of the integrated Arab electricity system and developing electricity interconnection in order to rationalize capital and operate expenditures, according to the same source.
The 54th Board of Directors and the 15th General Assembly meetings of AUE were held on February 16-17 under the chairmanship of ONEE Director’General.
Based in Amman, Jordan, the AUE’s main mission is to strengthen the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy in the Arab World. It also aims to improve and coordinate the areas of interest of its members and strengthen the relationship among them.
The Union counts 19 member countries, namely Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Oman, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.