The German-Moroccan Energy Partnership PAREMA

Germany and Morocco are leading the energy transition on their continents and work together to move forwards with a global sustainable energy transition by 2050. Morocco has a huge renewable energy potential, particularly in solar and wind. Due to geographic proximity and interconnections, market integration could enable a mutual beneficial exchange of sustainable energy supply in the long term.

We support high-level political dialogue, participation and exchanges between public and private players, we work to support Morocco's energy transition, communicate on it and the German Energiewende.

Facts & Figures

Renewable Electricity Targets

Morocco and Germany are both set on ambitious electricity transition pathways with renewable electricity targets up to 2030. Both countries share the ambition of having their energy supply being essentially renewable by 2050.

Morocco (percentage of installed capacity)‎‎‎
0
Germany (percentage of produced electricity)
0

BMWi (DE), MEMDD (MA)

Energy Dependency Ratio

Both Morocco and Germany are very dependent on energy imports but set to decrease those through ambitious energy transition pathways.

Morocco
93
%
2016
Morocco
98
%
2008
Germany
70.4
%
2016
Germany
61.9
%
2008

Sources: "Eurostat" (DE), MEMDD (MA)
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/table.do?tab=table&init=1&language=en&pcode=tsdcc310&plugin=1)

Average Yearly Sunshine Hours

Even in one of Morocco´s rainiest cities, Tangiers, sunshine hours are almost double those of Germany´s sunniest city, Freiburg.

Morocco
2900
Hours
Germany
1768
Hours

Source:
Direction Régionale de Météorologie Nationale (DRMN)
Deutscher Wetterdienst
https://www.dwd.de


About PAREMA

The former Energy Ministers Abdelkader Amara and Sigmar Gabriel shaking hands.
The former Energy Ministers Abdelkader Amara and Sigmar Gabriel signing the last joint declaration of intent on the Energy Partnership in 2016.

The German-Moroccan Energy Partnership PAREMA was created in 2012 with the signature of a declaration of intent at Ministerial level.

As the institutionalised dialogue platform on energy, it enables an exchange of best practices and experience between key stakeholders of the two countries, both leading the energy transition on their respective continents.

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"Just like Germany [...] the energy future of our country will be essentially renewable. The Partnership with Germany goes even further: to ensure a sustainable supply of energy, countries need regional solutions, such as the integration of electricity markets."

Aziz Rabbah
Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development

Milestones

The German-Moroccan Energy Partnership PAREMA was created in 2012 and rebooted in 2016 by the signing of joint declarations of intent. Since then it has not only served as platform for deepening the exchange between the two energy transition leaders, but has also worked as a catalyzer for bilateral cooperation initiatives in the energy field and communication on energy transition issues.

29
September
2017
German Ambassador Götz Schmidt-Bremme, Moroccan Secretary of State for sustainable development Nezha El Ouafi and BMWi head of Division Dr. Martin Schöpe speaking to the press
29 September 2017German-Moroccan Energy Day

First German-Moroccan Energy Day

01
June
2017
The Moroccan delegation to INTERSOLAR 2017
01 June 2017INTERSOLAR Study Trip

INTERSOLAR 2017 Study Trip

01
November
2016
Modelling experts discussing with the wide COP22 public about the importance of energy modelling
01 November 2016COP-22

Shaping the energy transition debate at COP22

16
April
2016
16 April 2016Ministerial Meeting

Ministerial Meeting in Rabat

09
September
2014
Former German Energy State Secretary Rainer Baake and Moroccan Energy Secretary General Abderrahim El Hafidi.
09 September 2014PAREMA Steering Committee

Inauguration of the New Working Groups Structure

03
July
2012
Moroccan Minister for Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment Fouad Douiri and German federal Minister for the Economy and Technology Philipp Rösler signing the written declaration.
03 July 2012Creation of PAREMA

Creation of the Energy Partnership

What We Can Do For You

Illustration of two people in dialogue in a green environment

Support Political Dialogue

The German-Moroccan Energy Partnership is a platform supporting a high-level intergovernmental dialogue on energy matters. We prepare and facilitate high-level meetings. We support the implementation of agreed activities. We organize the exchange between relevant institutions in Germany and Morocco.

Illustration of 2 people at a desk, talking with chat symbols above their heads

Promote Best-Practice Exchange

Nobody is forced to repeat the mistake of the other. To learn from one another is therefore key to the German-Moroccan Energy Partnership. We arrange and accompany expert delegations. We organize workshops and trainings-on-the-job. All for the sake of promoting what is already there: best-practice.

Three people standing in a red/brown environment with palm trees

Connect Business and Politics

We build bridges between politics and business, facilitate access to decision-makers and help you make your position being heard in the partnership countries.

Enhance Energy Transition Communication

Clear communication translates undertakings into understanding. We do communicate about the Energiewende through various channels. Here and there. Online and offline.

“There are few countries in the world that have developed an energy policy as precise and clear as Morocco"

Sigmar Gabriel
Former Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Events

16 July 2018

The Involvement of Civil Society in the Energy Transition

The PAREMA Secretariat organised a summer school on "the involvement of civil society in the energy transition" from the 16th to the 19th of July 2018, at the Terminus Hotel in Rabat.

The summer school brought together about thirty participants representing the Moroccan Civil Society Organizations (MCSO), which are active in the fight against climate change, and willing to contribute to Morocco's energy transition.

Agenda Ecole d'été: "Implication de la société civile dans la transition énergétique"

Présentation 1 "Introduction au secteur de l'énergie"_Marine Pouget (Germanwatch )_Andreas Rüdinger (IDDRI) 

Présentation 2 "Les tendances internationales et l’énergie. Les cas de l’Allemagne et du Chili"_Marine Pouget (Germanwatch )_Andreas Rüdinger (IDDRI) 

Présentation 3 "Quels sont les grands défis de l'énergie aujourd'hui"_Marine Pouget (Germanwatch )_Andreas Rüdinger (IDDRI) 

Présentation 4 "Les technologies énergétiques et les défis de la planification énergétique"_Marine Pouget (Germanwatch )_Andreas Rüdinger (IDDRI) 

Présentation 5 "Place de l’électricité dans le mix énergétique. Quelles relations avec les autres secteurs" Marine Pouget (Germanwatch)_Andreas Rüdinger (IDDRI) 

Présentation 6 "Le contexte énergétique marocain portrait du pays grands défis et tendances"_Amin Bennouna (Université Cadi Ayyad)

Présentation 7 "La politique énergétique marocaine objectifs, cadre réglementaire et institutionnel. Projets en cours et planifiés"_Amin Bennouna (Université Cadi Ayyad)

Présentation 8 "Réduire notre empreinte écologique. Augmenter notre empreinte d’action"_Marine Pouget (Germanwatch)

Présentation 9 "CAN"_Hamza Tber (Climate Action Network)

 

 

16
July
2018
Participants at the summer school on: "The involvement of civil society in the energy transition"
10 May 2018

Strengthening the Moroccan Wind Industrial Sector

With multiple GW of projects in the pipeline and the recent inauguration of Africa´s first wind blade factory in Tangiers by Siemens-Nareva, Morocco´s wind sector is booming. PAREMA´s secretariat will gather representatives of the Moroccan wind industry to identify how to deepen the value chain and create jobs and growth, and how German cooperation can support this process.

Agenda of the Participatory Workshop: "The wind power industry in Morocco: which value chain for which industrial intergration?#Fr  

Presentation: "The wind power industry in Morocco: which value chain for which industrial intergration? #Fr 

Participants in one of the round tables during the workshop: “the wind sector in Morocco: Which value chain for which industrial integration?”
10
May
2018
Participants in one of the round tables during the workshop: “the wind sector in Morocco: Which value chain for which industrial integration?”
18 September 2017

Kick-off Workshop PV Quality Label

Together with solar associations AMISOLE and BSW, PAREMAs secretariat gathered key public and private players of the Moroccan solar PV sector to present and plan the introduction of a quality label for Moroccan solar photovoltaics installations. The label will be focused on installers and should be operational in 2018. 

Participants at the table
18
September
2017
Representatives of the Moroccan solar industry discussing PV quality labelling.
07 September 2017

The SET Roadmap Kick-Off

PAREMA supports and accompanies the work on the Sustainable Electricity Trade Roadmap, under which Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain are discussing paths towards a mutually beneficial increased exchange of sustainable electricity between Morocco and the EU continent. The process is based on a written declaration signed at COP22, and work was kicked off in September 2017 in Rabat.

The title page of the declaration
07
September
2017
The Sustainable Electricity Trade SET written declaration
18 November 2016

Planning the Energy Transition

Screenshot of the poster
18
November
2016
The poster of an exhibition at GIZ´s energy stand at COP 22
13 April 2016

Financing Buildings Efficiency

PAREMA brought together around 80 representatives of the Moroccan buildings, energy efficiency and finance sector in Casablanca. The aim was to facilitate the exchange between those actors and identify recommendations to be incorporated in the preparation of Morocco´s national energy efficiency strategy as well as in the work of GIZ´s “DKTI IV” project, which supports this strategy.

The participants sitting at tables in a conference room.
13
April
2016
Participants at the workshop in Casablanca, Morocco´s economical capital
27 October 2015

Energy Transition on the Local Level

Six German cities, 25 Moroccan municipalities and representatives of the administration discussed about renewable energies and energy efficiency at the local level. This pioneer discussion was organized by PAREMA, work and local governments cooperation has since then been pursued and intensified through GIZ´s projects “COMUN” and decentralised cooperation between Maghreb and German communes .

Energy Transition Event
27
October
2015
18 October 2015

RE Integration Study Trip

The study trip to Berlin and Brussels dealt with the management of a fluctuating energy production, stability of the grid, forecasting, electricity demand management and storage.

Since then PAREMA continues to discuss grid integration and flexibility issues, and the topic is covered in depth by GIZ PAPEM project.

Participants in front of a workshop roll-up.
18
October
2015
The Moroccan delegation at the Renewable Energy integration workshop in Brussels

Media Elements

Brochure

Factsheet PAREMA

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Informationsblatt PAREMA

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Brochure

Brochure RE and EE in Morocco

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Broschüre für KMUs zum RE und EnEff

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Press Release : Summer School 2018 (French)

Post-event press release Download PDF
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Press Release: Summer School 2018 (French)

Pre-event Press Release Download PDF

Partners

An Initiative by

BMWi: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

www.bmwi.de

The central task of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is to reinvigorate the social market economy, stay innovative in the long term and strengthen the social fabric in Germany. The Ministry has the necessary legal, administrative and coordinating mandate to fulfil this mission, e.g. in the area of energy.

MEMDD: Ministry of Energy Mines and Sustainable Development

www.mem.gov.ma

The central task of the Ministry of Energy Mines and Sustainable Development is to develop and implement government policy in the fields of mine energy and sustainable development.

Implemented by

giz: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

www.giz.de/en

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) provides international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work. It is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas.

MEMDD: Ministry of Energy Mines and Sustainable Development

www.mem.gov.ma

The central task of the Ministry of Energy Mines and Sustainable Development is to develop and implement government policy in the fields of mine energy and sustainable development.

In Cooperation with

BMZ: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

www.bmz.de/en

The main task of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is to ensure a life in freedom and security for all, without poverty and without ecological destruction. The BMZ has more than 50 partner countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

BMU: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

https://www.bmu.de/

The Ministry's mission is to protect the climate and the judicious and economical use of raw materials, the protection of citizens against toxins and environmental radiation. In addition, the ministry creates the framework for good living conditions and intact cities.

AA: Federal Foreign Office

www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains Germany's relations with other states and with international organizations. It brings together German interests and formulates Germany's positions on foreign policies.

The German KFW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) is the world largest national development bank.

ONEE: Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water

www.one.ma

The electricity branch of ONEE with which PAREMA operates has as mission, to ensure the public service of the production and transport of electric power as well as the distribution of electrical energy in the areas where the Office intervenes; to manage the Kingdom's global electricity demand; to satisfy the country's electricity demand for electricity under the best conditions of cost and quality of service; to manage and develop the transport network; to generalize the extension of rural electrification and to work for the promotion and development of renewable energies.

Masen is the group responsible for managing renewable energy in Morocco. In addition to generating electricity through major projects and raising the funds required to do so, Masen seeks to act as a catalyst for the development of a competitive economic network that employs existing skills efficiently and helps create new ones. At the same time, the development of applied research and the promotion of technological innovation are encouraged.

Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency

www.amee.ma

AMEE's main mission is to contribute to the implementation of the government's energy efficiency policy. It also has a technological platform on its Marrakech site which also houses a PV laboratory, a thermal laboratory, a training center specializing in energy efficiency.

Company for Energy Investment

www.siem.ma

At the heart of the national energy strategy, SIE represents the financial arm of the State participating in the execution of the energy mix by 2020. It operates both in investment and in the development of renewable energy projects and energy efficiency. In fact, SIE's role is to promote the development of new energy sectors through investment and project development in Morocco.

Research Institute For Solar Energy and New Energies

www.iresen.org

IRESEN is a research institute created in 2011 by the Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment, with the participation of several key players of the energy sector in Morocco

The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been active in Morocco since 1997. It is an organization with more than 800 member companies, providing a number of services and representing the interests of German companies in Morocco.

Germany Trade & Invest

www.gtai.de

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.

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