GLASGOW – Morocco has 50 renewable energy projects with a total installed capacity of 3,950 MW already in operation, while more than 60 other projects are under development or implementation, Prime Minister Aziz said on Tuesday. Akhannouch, as part of his participation in COP26.
Speaking at the World Leaders’ Summit on Accelerating Innovation and Deploying Clean Technologies, Akhannouch said the New Development Model Morocco aspires to set five future challenges in strategic areas, and among them those of “Research and Innovation” as well as “Energy” appear.
Morocco’s commitment to a dynamic energy transition is a voluntary political choice made at the highest level of the State by HM King Mohammed VI, he recalled during this event in which American President Joe Biden also participated. and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
It is a process that began more than a decade ago, through an ambitious energy strategy, based mainly on the rise of renewable energies, energy efficiency and regional integration.
“As a continuation of these efforts and in order to accelerate the energy transition, several measures have been taken to develop biomass energy, marine energies and hydrogen,” said Akhannouch.
In addition, a network of research and innovation platforms has been set up. These include the Green Energy Park, which is a research and innovation platform in the field of technology, and the Green & Smart Building Park, a platform dedicated to energy efficiency in buildings, smart grids and electric mobility.
Other platforms under development include hydrogen, biomass and the agro-energy-water Nexus, as well as desalination, he told his audience of prominent figures including Prince William and Bill Gates. .
“Great efforts are also being made to facilitate the financing of these projects by encouraging a strong participation of the national and international private sector,” Akhannouch said, adding that Morocco has embarked on the path of development based on deployment. clean technologies and the promotion of green research and innovation, and will continue to make efforts in this direction.