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ANRE Spearheads South-South Energy Cooperation through sharing expertise

Fes, 2nd May 2024 — In its ongoing efforts to foster South-South cooperation, the National Authority for Electricity Regulation (ANRE) of the Kingdom of Morocco organized a high-level workshop in Fes, titled “Regulation and Regional Energy Integration for a Sustainable and Prosperous Future.” This closed-door workshop, held on May 2 and 3 in Fes, brought together the Presidents of energy regulators from several African countries, including Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and Mauritania.

The workshop focused on critical themes such as regional electrical interconnections. The discussions underscored the urgent need to enhance regional infrastructures to meet the growing energy demand while integrating renewable and innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable energy transition.

On the sidelines of this workshop, ANRE and the National Authority for Electricity Regulation of Côte d’Ivoire (ANARE-CI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the subject of energy regulation. The MoU was ceremoniously signed by Mr. Abdellatif Bardach, President of ANRE, and Mr. Traoré Amidou, Director General of ANARE-CI. This act not only reaffirms the commitment of both parties but also exemplifies a robust partnership between two African nations, reflecting the strategic vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, towards a mutually supportive, developing, and thriving Africa. Rooted of historical, cultural, and economic ties, this bilateral collaboration is set to advance the regulatory frameworks of both nations, promoting sustainable regulatory practices across the energy sector.

This event marks a milestone to harmonize the energy regulation, fostering sustainable development and economic prosperity across Africa. By developing mutual understanding and enhancing regulatory capacities, ANRE is committed to supporting this regional dynamic by strengthening regulatory capabilities and promoting an inclusive energy transition.