Thursday 14 April 2022 – 11:13
The Director-General of the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), Abderrahim El Hafidi mentioned, Wednesday in Rabat, that the surge in gasoline and electrical energy costs worldwide might drive up Morocco’s vitality invoice for 2022 to round 47.7 billion dirhams.
In a presentation to the Commission for Infrastructure, Energy, Mines and the Environment within the House of Representatives, El Hafidi indicated that the vitality invoice amounted, on common, to almost 21 billion dirhams over the past 4 years.
In order to beat the constraints confronted by ONEE and restrict the impression of present financial elements, a collection of measures have been taken to handle market threat and assure gasoline provide.
Among these measures is the event of an emergency motion plan to take care of the constraints arising from the shutdown of the operation of pure gasoline energy vegetation, which have been changed by various manufacturing strategies.
He additionally famous that the Office is engaged on the event of emergency measures within the discipline of vitality effectivity and demand administration, such because the launch of a marketing campaign on awareness-raising to advertise rational consumption of electrical energy.
This strategy, coupled with the advance of lighting for home use, will scale back demand by 275 megawatts throughout peak hours and save 675-gigawatt hours per yr, i.e. a saving of 740 million dirhams on the price of fuels.