Power & Energy

Morocco promises to accelerate its renewable energy projects


RABAT (Xinhua)-  The Moroccon King Mohammed VI announced that his kingdom is now keen to speed up the renewable energy projects and aim to produce 42 percent of its electrical power from renewable source by 2020 and increase it to 52 percent by 2030.

This announcement was made during a working session chaired by the king at the royal palace in Casablanca. The session was specifically for examining implementation of renewable energy projects in the country and evaluating its different phases, informed a source from the king’s office.

The king pointed out that these projects aim to merge the kingdom’s leadership on the continental and regional scales. It is also aimed to place renewable energy as the most prominent lever of South-South cooperation and as a vector of development of countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mustapha Bakkoury, the managing director of the Moroccan Agency for sustainable energy, presented the achievements of the sector during the working session and also discussed about the project in pipeline for 2018-2020 period.

The presentation mainly focused on steps that would be taken to speed up the implementation of synergistic approaches to fulfill the target set by the Moroccon government. 

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