The Kingdom of Morocco has signed an agreement with the Republic of Mauritania to strengthen cooperation in the field of nuclear applications for peaceful purposes in the African region.
The National Center for Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology of Morocco said its director and the President of the Mauritania National Authority of Radiation, Safety and Nuclear Security signed the agreement.
The center said this agreement will contribute to enhancing experiences exchange, development and formation of human skills between the two countries, in the fields of nuclear and radiation safety and security.
Morocco’s interest in energy
According to the Moroccan Center, it will host scientific visits, supervise professional training, exchange technical expertise, as well as organize seminars and workshops on topics of common interest.
On the other hand, the Kingdom of Morocco had launched a 400 kilovolt electrical grid project, with the aim of strengthening the electrical network in the southern provinces of the Kingdom.
According to the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), the strategic project aims to develop the southern regions, in addition to strengthening the security of electricity supply.
It also aims to meet the growing demand, enhance the potential of renewable energies, and improve the quality of service provided to citizens, while achieving economic and social development for these entities.
The southern regions of the Kingdom of Morocco are witnessing widespread interest and development of major structural projects, especially production projects based on renewable energy sources.
The development of these projects will also contribute to strengthening connectivity lines with neighboring countries and achieving regional integration.
ONEE said 36.8% of the total electricity produced during 2020 was from renewable sources.
The official data of the Moroccan government showed a remarkable increase in electrical energy from renewable sources in recent years, which now constitutes a third of the electricity produced in Morocco.
The official data of the National Electricity Office indicated that the produced electrical capacity amounted to about 10,557 megawatts, by the end of 2020.
It is worth noting that the national plan for developing renewable energies in Morocco was seeking to raise the share of renewable energies in the electric package to 42% by the end of 2020, in the medium term.
After evaluating the first phase of the energy strategy, a new goal was set to accelerate the transition in the energy field, which the Kingdom started to raise the share of renewable energies from 42% of installed energy in 2020 to 52% by 2030.