Working Session on Morocco Energy Held in Casablanca

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Upon high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, a working session devoted to the energy sector gathered on Saturday several senior officials of the sector at the Royal Cabinet in Casablanca, says the Royal Cabinet in a statement.

The Sovereign has previously been informed about a report on a comprehensive and integrated vision of the governance of the national energy sector which was handed to him following the working session held on October 13 at the Royal Palace in Tangier, mainly on the national program of renewable energy development, the statement added.

HM the King gave his instructions to the different stakeholders so that the management of renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydro, is now provided by the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN).

The convergence process of the kingdom’s energy policy will strengthen the national ambition for renewable energy’s development, in accordance with the target of raising the share of renewable energy to 42% of the total installed capacity in the country by 2020 and to 52% by 2030, the source pointed out.

While maintaining their respective management autonomy, the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and MASEN will cooperate to confirm the continental and global leadership of Morocco in the area of energy transition. They will thus operate through stronger links and a unified strategic management.

This cooperation, the statement said, aims to provide institutional and economic means to national stakeholders to reach the goals announced.

The working session was attended by head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane, HM the King’s advisors Fouad Ali El Himma and Yassir Znagui, economy and finance minister, Mohamed Boussaid, energy minister Abdelkader Aamara, director of ONEE, Ali Fassi Fihri, director of the national office of hydrocarbons and mining Amina Benkhadra and chairman of the board of directors of MASEN Mustapha Bakkoury.

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