Recommandations de l’IAE pour le Maroc

Recommandations clés de l’agence internationale de l’énergie au gouvernement marocain, ce qu’il devrait faire :

  • Pour la transition du pays vers les énergies vertes, encourager les investissements privés en faveur de ces énergies en réformant les marchés du gaz et de l’électricité et en rendant opérationnelle l’autorité de régulation prévue.
  • Faire de l’efficacité énergétique une priorité nationale en appliquant la législation existante, en élaborant des politiques et des normes en faveur d’une efficacité énergétique rentable, et en agissant rapidement pour adopter et mettre en œuvre une stratégie nationale d’efficacité énergétique à l’horizon 2030 afin de remplir les objectifs fixés par le gouvernement à cette échéance, en s’appuyant sur des ressources financières adaptées.
  • Améliorer la sécurité énergétique afin de mieux gérer les risques résultant de la dépendance aux importations, en révisant les politiques de stockage de pétrole, en prenant des mesures pour sécuriser les importations futures de gaz naturel et renforcer l’exploitation du système énergétique, et en réorganisant le système énergétique afin de faire la part plus belle aux énergies renouvelables variables.
  • Accélérer le développement des technologies renouvelables ainsi que les innovations en allant au-delà du secteur énergétique, afin d’encourager l’adoption de systèmes durables de refroidissement et de chauffage, de transport et de gestion de l’eau.
  • Mettre l’accent sur une gouvernance et une coordination interministérielle efficaces, sur le traitement en priorité de mesures les plus importantes et les plus urgentes, tout en veillant à ce que les engagements annoncés trouvent une véritable traduction sur le terrain, en s’appuyant sur des analyses permettant d’identifier les solutions les plus avantageuses financièrement et sur des données permettant d’évaluer les progrès réalisés.

International Energy Agency publishes new review of Morocco’s energy policies

RABAT – The International Energy Agency released the latest in-depth review of Morocco’s energy policies today, welcoming the institutional, legal and fiscal reforms undertaken to promote the sustainable development of the country’s energy sector.

The report was presented in Rabat by Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, in the presence of Morocco’s Minister of Energy, Mr Aziz Rabbah. The report is the IEA’s second in-depth review of Morocco’s policies, after a first edition was published in 2014. Morocco joined the IEA Family as an Association country in 2016.

Since the last review, the IEA noted the government’s positive efforts to boost renewable investment, provide access to electricity, and phase out of subsidies for fossil fuel consumption. With the exception of bottled butane, fuel prices are now linked to the international market.

Morocco is pursuing an ambitious energy transition pathway. But reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the country’s commitments to the Paris Agreement, will require the scaling up of private and public investments. The IEA’s review provides detailed recommendations to maintain the momentum for reform and increase ambitions for the country’s energy transition. It notes that Morocco has ample opportunities for efficiency improvements and more renewables deployment. For now, the country still relies on oil, gas and coal imports for 90% of its energy needs.In power generation, coal accounts for 54%.

In this context, the IEA welcomes the government’s renewed focus on energy efficiency, through the National Energy Efficiency Strategy and related action plans, for instance. Public procurement is an important driver for the deployment of cost-effective energy efficiency services and technologies. Morocco also refurbished its coal-fired power generation fleet with efficiency upgrades to ultra-supercritical technology. Providing adequate funding for energy efficiency programmes, and coordinating them across government agencies, is also critical.

The world’s largest concentrating solar park at Ouarzazate illustrates Morocco’s ambition and technological capability. To develop the country’s large renewables resources, the government is pursuing power sector reform, creating a national electricity regulatory authority, developing new interconnections with Spain and Portugal, and planning to boost power trading and integrate its electricity market regionally.

“I am very pleased to count Morocco as a member of the IEA Family,” said Dr Birol. “It was the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to join us. Morocco’s success in moving towards universal access and phasing out fossil fuel subsidies is a role model for many countries, making it an ideal partner to host regional training and capacity building programmes that help to improve energy policy making across Africa.”

Minister Rabbah and Dr Birol agreed to increase the collaboration between Morocco and the IEA, including through new training activities on energy efficiency policies and data gathering for a wider group of African countries.

The review also provides recommendations for strengthening oil, gas and electricity security. Morocco is now fully dependent on oil product imports after the closure of its only refinery in 2015 and needs to invest in storage capacity and strengthen its stockholding regime. Domestic gas discoveries and the global abundance of liquefied natural gas offer a new context for the role of gas in Morocco.

This in-depth review was carried out by the IEA at the request of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, with input coming from many authorities and energy sector stakeholders in Morocco.

Source : https://www.iea.org