Morocco’s renewable energy production peaks at 18%
Morocco has significantly increased its reliance on renewable energy in recent years, reaching 18.1% in 2022, as reported by Abdul Latif Bardash, Chairman of Morocco’s National Electricity Regulatory Authority. The volume of electricity generated from solar power and other renewable sources amounted to around 7,489 gigawatts (GW) in 2022.
During a year-end Parliament session, Bardash emphasized the country's commitment to further expanding the share of renewable sources in its energy mix. He highlighted that Morocco's total power production experienced a growth of around 4.5%, reaching 41.4 terawatts in 2022.
Additionally, there was a noteworthy decline of nearly 11.5% in gas consumption within the electricity sector, indicating a shift towards cleaner and more sustainable energy practices in the country. Morocco's progress in renewable energy showcases a positive trajectory towards a greener and more environmentally friendly energy landscape.
Today, the world’s largest unelectrified population lives in Africa. Of the country’s 1 billion plus people, more than half still lack any access to electricity. Low per capita electricity consumption, dependence on mostly subsistence agriculture, high unemployment, and underemployment, all combine to create substantial development challenges. Expanding access to clean and reliable energy is among the most powerful available levers to quickly change the economic prospects of all Africans and investments in expanding green energy solutions like Morocco’s are crucial to sustainably achieving this—given the continent is grappling with increasingly severe impacts of climate change.