Morocco heads towards energy transition; green energy accounts for 37 % of total energy produced in 2021
Morocco, a “pioneer” country in terms of renewable energies in the MENA region, is steadily heading towards energy transition as green energy accounted for 37 per cent of total energy in the kingdom last year, according to data published by the energy and potable water authority (ONEE).
ONEE, in its 2021 report, also noted that renewable energy contribution of the national demand stood at 17.1 per cent, up from 16 per cent in 2020.
The North African country produced 1.466 MW in 2021 while wind energy amounted to 831 MW.
In aggregate, renewable energy reached 4.067 MW out of 10.968 MW expected by authorities.
The initial objective of the national energy strategy was to ensure 42% of electricity production in 2020 from renewable sources. This objective was revised to 52% by 2030, as announced during the COP22 held in Marrakech in 2016.