Under the directives of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco has taken new initiatives for the realization of an energy strategy which aims to expand the mix of energy to renewable energies.
The fact that all sectors in agriculture, fishing, tourism, industry depend on the country’s ability to improve its access to energy and in addition to the increasing demand associated with rapid urbanization of the country, it is imperative to take on such strategy.
In 2013, the country imported more than 90% of commercial energy and 27% of the total imports is accounted to energy consumption.
The strategy will address the triple challenge of ensuring energy supply while reducing energy dependence from the outside world, as well as limiting the environmental impacts of Moroccan growth model and finally ensuring access to energy, particularly for the deprived. Therefore, this project aims to set up a capacity of 2,000 megawatts in 2020. This capacity represents 38% already installed at the end of 2008 and 14% of electric power in 2020.
Morocco has a high potential for renewable energy production. Morocco’s Inter Alia, which is an important source of 6,000 megawatts of wind power and the considerable solar radiation with more than 3,000 hours / year of sunshine, an irradiation of 5 kWh/m2/an, and 200 sites for the operation of mini-hydraulic systems. There are also 93 billion tonnes of oil shale, a potential energy savings and potential hydrocarbon.