Electricity: Morocco Registers Historic Record in National Consumption

The Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development announced in a press release that on Friday, August 11, 2023, Morocco recorded a new electricity consumption record of over 7310 MW, which accounts for an increase of 0.8% compared to the maximum peak recorded in 2022.

The Ministry reported that the national power system was able to meet this maximum demand thanks to 8300 MW of power available at the evening peak, with a significant contribution from renewable and low-carbon energies.

The Ministry also added that climate projections indicate that the number of days with a maximum temperature above 37°C will rise throughout the Mediterranean region, doubling from 30 to 60 days by 2050 in North Africa, southern Spain, and Turkey.

In a similar context, the French Ministry of Ecological Transition called for a more resilient electricity system in the face of climate change, advocating a more rational use of electricity to contribute to environmental preservation and sustainable development.

In this regard, Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Leila Benali, declared that “in addition to guaranteeing Morocco’s energy security and strengthening the adaptation of the most vulnerable sectors to climate risks, this call for energy efficiency will also contribute to reducing the national energy bill.”

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