Morocco is strengthening its cooperation with ERSE, the energy regulator in Portugal.

On July 10 and 11, 2019, at the ERSE headquarters in Lisbon, the President of the Portuguese regulator Mrs. Maria Cristina Portugal received her Moroccan counterpart, Mr. Abdellatif BARDACH, for a working visit aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two energy regulators.

During this meeting, Mr. BARDACH welcomed the qualitative dimension of the relations between the two member countries of the association of Mediterranean regulators MEDREG.

The purpose of the working meeting was to exchange views and experiences regarding the regulatory framework of the energy sector in both countries, and also allow the new Moroccan regulator to deepen its knowledge of regulatory practices in Portugal.

Therefore, the President of the ERSE expressed that the Authority she chairs is more than willing to contribute to the development of the Moroccan energy regulatory policy by sharing their experience and knowledge in several areas. This exchange focuses on tariff definition models, the organization of the sector and the separation of the activities of regulated companies and the market, as well as the function and activity of ERSE as a regulator of the energy sector.

The meeting also enabled the two chairmen to exchange on the actions planned within the network of regulators uniting their two respective bodies, in particular the association of Mediterranean regulators MEDREG whose board was officially joined by the ANRE during its participation in the 26th General Assembly of MEDREG held in Istanbul on November 29, 2018.

Note also that ERSE maintains close relations with various Moroccan entities and just like ANRE, they participated in the panel on the theme: “the integration of renewable energy in regional electricity systems and markets” at the Energy Conference of the Energy Federation held in Skhirat on November 19, 2018. All these initiatives are part of the multilateral relations and regulatory cooperation between the two countries.