Morocco Energy

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Since the announcement of the 2020 Energy Strategy five years ago, followed by the introduction of the 2010 Renewable Energy Law, Morocco has seen a significant increase in interest in clean energy, with the biggest developments in solar and wind, both of which are planned to contribute 14% each (or 2000 MW) to the country’s installed capacity...


Although exploration activity in Morocco’s offshore basin has thus far not produced commercial discoveries, a number of oil players have increased their presence in recent times. According to the country’s national oil company, the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM), a total of 27 wells are planned for 2014, of which at...

Contrairement à l'Algérie voisine, dont l'économie repose depuis longtemps sur les vastes réserves d'hydrocarbures, le Maroc reste fortement tributaire de ses importations de brut et de gaz pour stimuler la croissance. Pourtant, les investisseurs manifestent un intérêt accru pour les réserves d'hydrocarbures offshore du royaume, largement inexplorées, attirés par différents facteurs.
La politique du gouvernement d’accroître la production d’électricité solaire a récemment commencé à prendre de la vitesse ; le grand nombre de projets actuellement dans les tuyaux devrait engendrer des opportunités de croissance et d’investissement dans le secteur.
Des projets ambitieux visant la diversification du bouquet énergétique marocain prennent de l’ampleur avec l’arrivée prochaine dans le sud du pays du deuxième plus grand parc éolien en Afrique.

Powering economic expansion has always been a tricky balancing act for Morocco, which unlike neighbouring Algeria and Libya does not have extensive deposits of oil and gas from which to draw upon. As a rapidly growing country with only modest energy resources, Morocco’s dependence on external energy sources continued to increase over 2012, with the...

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