Clean Energy Technology Assessment Methodology Pilot Study: Morocco
To reduce its heavy dependence on imported fossil fuels, achieve its ambitious climate
goals and meet growing energy demand, the Moroccan government has launched a comprehensive
plan to increase the share of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. It set
a target of 42% of its installed electricity generation capacity to come from renewable
sources, with the goal rising to 52% by 2030. At the same time, Morocco aims to reduce
its energy consumption by 12% by 2020, and 15% by 2030 through increased energy efficiency.
Due to the country’s determination to increase energy efficiency and its supportive
policy environment, the IEA selected Morocco for a pilot study of the new Clean Energy
Technology Assessment Methodology (CETAM). This methodology, developed with the European
Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), aims to provide clear, transparent
information about clean energy technology markets in emerging economies. The goal
is to identify the most promising clean energy technologies for policy support and
investment and to establish metrics for tracking their deployment over time.
Morocco has an abundance of renewable resources, especially wind and solar power,
and is a regional leader in deploying clean energy technologies. This report assesses
the range of technological options on both the demand and supply side to determine
which show the most potential for further development, in line with the country’s
policy goals and resource endowment.
Published on September 30, 2016
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