Morocco has begun to promote its new image as a source of clean energy, by implementing mega projects to exploit wind and solar energy to generate electricity.
The Kingdom has become an exporter for electricity after being an importer, through the high-voltage lines linking Algeria and Spain.
During the first seven months of 2019, the value of its electricity exports increased by 916.5 percent, accounting for 4.5 percent of its electricity production, up from 0.6 percent in 2018.
Morocco’s domestic electricity consumption, in turn, rose by 0.7 percent after a 1.4 percent decline during the same period last year.
Electricity production during this period increased by 24.4 percent after a six percent increase over the same period last year due to a 47.2 percent increase in private sector production after 4.2 percent in 2018 when many projects had become fully operational.
In addition to that, a significant rise was seen in the production of projects developed under the law (13-09), which allows Moroccan companies from the private and public sectors to use renewable energies to produce electricity needed and sell the surplus locally or export it through contracts with industrial customers.
Electricity production increased by 59.3 percent in the first seven months of this year.
While the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water’s (ONEE) production had seen a decline during this period by 22 percent.