The ANRE explores synergies with Mediterranean regulators to integrate RES in its electricity market.

On February 25, 2019, the association of Mediterranean regulators (MEDREG) received in Milan Mr. Abdellatif Bardach, President of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority, to exchange expertise and best practices in the regulation of electricity markets in the Mediterranean.

Jointly organized by RES4MED & Africa and MEDREG, the visit aimed at identifying possible synergies between the different Mediterranean countries and the Kingdom of Morocco, with a focus on regulatory tools that would enable the integration of renewable energy sources in the Mediterranean region.

While MEDREG gave an overview of the legislative, regulatory and policy tools applied in the countries of the southern shore of the Mediterranean to encourage renewable energy projects, Moroccan representatives shared their vision of the regulation while stressing the importance of independence.

For his part, Mr. Bardach recalled the objective of producing 52% of power from renewable energy sources by 2030 and gave an overview of the current share of renewable energy sources in Morocco. He referred to the relevant areas for the Moroccan energy sector, such as strengthening interconnections, infrastructure and storage, he also reiterated his interest in participating in MEDREG activities and receiving personalized support on issues of unbundling and market opening.

In the course of this year, MEDREG plans to organize a training session at the National Electricity Regulatory Authority on the regulator’s competences and its relations with other public bodies.