WattElse participates in the transfer of skills between the TWEED Cluster and the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE)

On October 18th, WattElse met a delegation of Moroccan engineers and executives from the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE). This meeting, organised by the TWEED Cluster in partnership with AMEE, aimed to create bridges between Moroccan industries and members of the TWEED Cluster network.

Morocco is updating its energy policy to meet the growing demand for electricity on its territory. This policy aims to ensure security of energy supply, to generalise access to energy at optimised prices, to exploit the renewable production potential of the country and to promote energy efficiency in buildings.

In this context, WattElse came to share its Walloon experience to support territories for the implementation of a low carbon energy policy. In recent years, many cities and towns in Wallonia have joined the Covenant of Mayors, a European movement that aims to mobilise local and regional authorities to implement European climate goals within their territory. This movement, born in Europe in 2008, brings together 7,755 municipalities or cities across 53 countries in the world.

The Covenant of Mayors in numbers

In its presentation, WattElse addressed the main steps of the construction of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP):

  • The process starts with a baseline study including a CO2 balance that identifies the energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions of the various actors in the territory (municipality, citizens, businesses and farmers).
  • Following this inventory, we realise the potential of renewable production and energy efficiency of the territory to identify the levers of the most relevant actions to implement on the territory.
  • Based on the baseline study and potentials in terms of renewable production and energy efficiency, we will develop the SEAP of the territory in partnership with the stakeholders (municipality, citizens, companies) which will define the guidelines in terms of CO2 reduction and actions to achieve the goal (insulation of buildings, development of renewable energy projects, alternative mobility, etc.).

The main stages of the Covenant of Mayors

This meeting was also an opportunity to identify the levers of success for the implementation of this kind of policy:

  • Consider local specificities to ensure stakeholder support for SEAP objectives;
  • Provide adequate human and financial resources at municipal level;
  • Ensure the political carrying of the action;
  • Market actions for each audience (politics, citizens, companies).

Finally, we presented examples of good practices to put in place, such as energy performance contracts for refurbishment of tertiary buildings, the third-party investor formula for renewable energy project, energy refurbishment platforms.

Let’s hope that this meeting opens perspectives for WattElse on the Moroccan market.

If you wish to know more, do not hesitate to contact us at 082/226 229.

 

Usefull links:

Cluster TWEED : http://clusters.wallonie.be/tweed-fr/17-08-2018-transfert-de-competences-en-efficacite-energetique-entre-tweed-et-l-agence-marocaine-pour-l-efficacite-energe.html?IDC=1670&IDD=117339

Convenant of Mayors : https://www.conventiondesmaires.eu/