Rabat, 31st January 2024 – The Board of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE) unanimously approved the national electricity system’s capacity to receive electricity from renewable sources for the next five years: 2024 – 2028.
Hosting capacity is defined as the maximum amount of installed power from renewable energy sources, at all voltage levels, that the national electrical system can accommodate without posing constraints on the management of generation resources and the operation of the power system.
After an extensive process of engagement and collaboration with relevant stakeholders, the development of the new capacity calculation mechanism was guided by a pragmatic approach. ANRE remains committed to its continued implementation, taking into careful consideration the expectations of the involved stakeholders to further refine the calculation of the capacity in question in the light of actual achievements.
Thus, during the 2024-2028 period, Morocco’s national hosting capacity is expected to reach a cumulative total of approximately 7236 MW, including 1323 MW for distribution networks. Comprehensive details about hosting capacity and its distribution across the country can be found on ANRE’s website: www.anre.ma
The hosting capacity of Morocco’s power system is a key information eagerly awaited by potential investors, as it provides them, in all transparency, with clear signals for project site selection and capacity planning based on available capacity. ANRE’s decision of a 5-year period to define capacity is precisely designed to give greater visibility, to enhance transparency and attractiveness for all stakeholders, including potential investors.
This new milestone, in the carefully and methodically constructed regulatory framework of our nation, aims to create the necessary conditions to translate into action the High directives of His Majesty the King, May God Assist Him, for the success of our country’s energy transition.
The National Electricity Regulatory Authority (ANRE) is an independent administrative authority created by Law 48-15. Its mission is to ensure the proper functioning of the national electricity market, with a focus on transparency and fairness in terms of access and use of the national electricity networks. ANRE is also responsible for setting tariffs for the use of the transmission and distribution networks, promoting the efficiency of the national electricity system and our country’s energy transition.
Since its establishment, ANRE’s actions have been guided by the enlightened vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, while respecting the constitutional principles of the economic and social order and the orientations of the national energy strategy, which is set to accelerate further under the impetus of the new development model (NDM).
For more information, please visit the ANRE website: www.anre.ma