Morocco’s experience in the field of electricity generation, transmission, distribution, rural electrification, renewable energy, and training has always attracted the interest of companies operating in the power sector in the continent and once again emphasized as the African press is making a recent visit to the headquarters of the National Electricity and Drinking Water Board (ONEE).
The model of ONEE and its industrial governance continue to attract traders and African media. A number of journalists in the continent, representing news organizations from Burkina Faso, Gabon and Republic of Congo visited the headquarters of the National Electricity branch of ONEE in Casablanca to inquire about the experience of the national operator in the electrical field. The interest of the representatives of the African press focuses on the valuation methods of the Moroccan expertise in this sector, in the context of South-South cooperation.
This year, several visits have also been made to the ONEE by delegations of high-level representatives from Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Libya, Senegal, Chad and Tunisia. These groups came to inquire about the Moroccan expertise and solicit support in several development projects focusing on rural electrification, the growth and development of the capacity of electricity generation, and rehabilitation of distribution networks.
the ONEE, JICA (Japanese International Cooperation Agency) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation signed an agreement on training in the field of electrical trades that benefits many companies in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Chad and Togo. The first training session took place in February 2014 and the second will take place in October.
Through its open policy on Africa, which is part of the strategy advocated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the development of South-South exemplary partnership, ONEE continues to share its expertise in the areas of business with the countries of the continent, making sure to be accompanied by Moroccan enterprises operating in these areas.