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Electricity: MTEDD and ONEE launch an original experiment encouraging energy saving

Benefit from a reward on your next bills for reducing previous consumption, this is an initiative that could please more than one. The experience is new and has just been launched by the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development (MTEDD) and the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), with a view to encourage Moroccan end consumers to save on their electricity consumption.

The Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development and the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water have launched a new qualitative experience to encourage energy saving, this November 1, from the Control Center and Surveillance of the National Electricity Network in Casablanca.

This initiative is part of the support for the awareness campaign on energy efficiency recently launched by the ministry and its public establishments concerned. The experiment aims to encourage all end consumers to save on electricity consumption during the months of November and December 2022. In return, consumers who have saved electricity compared to the same period in 2021 will benefit from a reward based on the amount of energy saved, during the year 2023.

It should be noted that like other countries, the energy bill of our country has increased sharply, due to high prices of raw materials, especially since our country imports more than 90% of its energy needs. , despite the renewable energy production capacities, which have come into operation in recent years.

According to data provided by the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water, the consumption observed for the period from November to December 2021, which includes all types of electrical voltage, was 5.5 TWh. On this basis, and assuming a consumption saving of 5%, the energy that will be saved during the period from November to December 2022 will be approximately 275 gigawatt hours, which is equivalent to the consumption of a city the size of Tangier for the same period.

Beyond the expected electricity savings, this experience, the first of its kind, will also be an opportunity to consolidate a culture of energy efficiency among consumers and players in the electricity sector and to strengthen the spirit of solidarity and national commitment in this field.

Energy efficiency today represents an increase in economic competitiveness and a reduction in the national energy bill. The Ministry aims to generalize energy efficiency measures in all sectors of activity, in particular the most energy-consuming sectors, namely: transport, which represents approximately 38% of final energy consumption, construction ( 33%), industry (21%), agriculture and public lighting (8%).

Energy efficiency today represents an increase in economic competitiveness and a reduction in the national energy bill. The Ministry aims to generalize energy efficiency measures in all sectors of activity, in particular the most energy-consuming sectors, namely: transport, which represents approximately 38% of final energy consumption, construction ( 33%), industry (21%), agriculture and public lighting (8%).

To date, more than 80 energy efficiency measures have been identified, the download of which will allow an energy saving of at least 20% by 2030, by integrating energy efficiency into new investment projects and in terms of public spending, as well as developing energy efficiency professions and improving the institutional framework.

In this context, efforts are continuing through measures aimed at creating mandatory energy audits in the industrial and tertiary sectors, and the emergence of an integrated system for specialized national companies, noting that 23 licenses have been granted by the Moroccan Ministry of Markets, and the minimum energy performance of equipment will be determined and the development of energy service companies.

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