Morocco: Parliament Passes Law Assigning Development of Renewable Energies to MASEN

Morocco: Parliament Passes Law Assigning Development of Renewable Energies to MASEN

masen-bakkouryThe Moroccan parliament officially passed a law that changed the name of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) into the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy and tasked it with the development of solar, wind and hydraulic energies along with any other source of renewable energies.

The law is in line with Morocco’s commitment to enhance its energy independence and comes at a moment the kingdom is preparing to host the COP22 summit on climate change on November 7-18, the agency said in a statement.

MASEN- which changed its name but kept the acronym- will enter into partnerships to develop, fund and manage all renewable energies projects in the kingdom, President of the Agency’s Board of Directors Mustapha Bakkoury said.

The agency will endeavor to meet the 2030 energy goals, he said, noting that the agency is poised to develop international ties and work closely with the national electricity utility ONEE.

In the medium-term, MASEN will spare no effort to achieve the goal of bringing the share of renewable energy to 42% of overall national energy mix by 2020 and to 52% by 2030.

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