Promoting energy efficiency in Morocco
Title: Energy efficiency in Morocco
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development
Overall term: 2021 to 2024
Continuing economic growth and improved incomes increased Morocco’s energy consumption by around 25 per cent between 2010 and 2018. Approximately 90 per cent of the country’s energy comes from fossil fuels, almost all of which are imported.
The high fossil energy consumption puts a burden on the climate and on the state budget. High energy costs inhibit the country’s economic development. The areas with the greatest energy consumption include industry, buildings and public lighting.
The consumption of fossil energy in buildings, industry and public lighting in Morocco has been reduced.
One of the project’s key concerns is the development of a viable energy efficiency market in Morocco that is able to implement effective projects. To achieve this, the project operates in three areas.
It supports the Ministry of Energy in improving political and regulatory framework conditions. This involves, for example, implementing the national energy efficiency strategy as well as developing and enforcing regulations.
The project designs financing mechanisms to stimulate necessary investments in energy efficiency measures. This includes providing public funding for energy efficiency budget lines, establishing a carbon tax and advising financial institutions on special credit lines.
At the same time, the project promotes the supply of and demand for energy efficiency products and services for buildings, industry, and public lighting. It does this, for example, by developing the capacities of energy service providers and promoting standards and certifications. In addition, it supports private and public-sector stakeholders in introducing energy management systems and implementing energy efficiency measures.
Alongside the Ministry of Energy, the project also works together with other relevant government departments and private-sector representatives to implement the measures.
Last update: December 2021