MEE 2021: Morocco set to hit 2030 renewables target in 2024

18 May 2021
MEE 2021: Morocco set to hit 2030 renewables target in 2024

Speaking at the Middle East Energy Online 2021 conference, Tarik Hamane, Masen, said the North African country has 4GW of renewable capacity already commissioned with a further 4GW currently under construction or in development

Morocco is set to hit its target for 52 per cent of its energy to come from renewable sources in 2024, six years earlier than its original 2030 target, according to Tarik Hamane, head of the development department at the Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy (Masen). 

Speaking at the Middle East Energy Online 2021 conference, Hamane told a panel discussion that Morocco currently has four gigawatts of power supply coming from renewable energy with a further four gigawatts currently under construction or in development 

Hamane pointed to the clear strategy of the Moroccan government coupled with excellent geographical conditions for wind and solar power as well as strong support from technical agencies such as Masen for the success of the green energy sector. 

“[Morocco] has excellent links to neighbouring countries such as Spain, Portugal and Algeria and this means we have become the regional hub for renewable energy,” Hamane said. 

Middle East Energy 2021 is being held virtually over a four-week period in May and June 2021. 

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