The German-Moroccan Energy Partnership PAREMA

Illustration with globe, landscape and various elements depicting renewable energy sources

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)‎‎‎
Germany (percentage of produced electricity)

Energy Dependency Ratio

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


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.



HEM Aziz RABBAH Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) bilaterally with Andreas FEICHT State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on the fringes of the BETD 2019.
HEM Aziz RABBAH Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) bilaterally with Andreas FEICHT State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on the fringes of the BETD 2019.

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.

Read more

"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 Environment


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.

30 January 2020 Event

1st MENA event on renewable energies

HEM Aziz RABBAH Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment on #greensofa
09 April 2019 Event

Successful participation in the 5th edition of BETD2019

Thorsten Herdan, Director General of the Energy Policy Department (BMWi) and Abderrahim El Hafidi, Secretary General of the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME)
16 April 2018

PAREMA steering committee meeting

17 April 2018

Moroocco highly represented in Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue BETD2018

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 2017 German-Moroccan Energy Day

First German-Moroccan Energy Day

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

INTERSOLAR 2017 Study Trip

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

Shaping the energy transition debate at COP22

16 April 2016 Ministerial Meeting

Ministerial Meeting in Rabat

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

Inauguration of the New Working Groups Structure

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 2012 Creation 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


06 March 2020

 Moroccan Media at the Heart of the Energy Transition

In the context of energy transitions, journalists are increasingly seen as having a mission to disseminate and raise awareness of the field of energy knowledge. Indeed, through the level and scope of information on energy projects, addressed in their respective media, journalists are shaping the trajectory and speed of this transition. They can thus influence citizens' perceptions of a national energy transition, which, in turn, remains dependent on public support for its projects.

Recognizing this important role in transmission, and its contribution to informed decision-making among citizens' energy choices, the German-Moroccan Energy Partnership (PAREMA) organized a study tour for Moroccan journalists interested in energy issues from 1 to 6 March 2020.

It goes without saying that the destination chosen for this mission, in this case the Ruhr and Düsseldorf region in North Rhine-Westphalia, owes nothing to chance. Because 30% of Germany's electricity needs are generated here. North Rhine-Westphalia is a nerve center for internationally operating energy suppliers, large energy-intensive companies, renowned power plant manufacturers, and a large number of developers, providers, and users of innovative technologies and services.

From energy-intensive power and heat production sites to citizen wind farms and research centers, the journalists got as complete an overview as possible of the heterogeneity of actors and approaches, which characterizes the energy transition in Germany. The organized visits provided an opportunity to discuss various topics related to the energy transition, including energy efficiency in food production, power and heat generation, structural transformation, research and innovation, as well as small- and large-scale renewable energy production. Participants also gained fascinating insights into the energy transition in Germany.

report of the mission

29 November 2019

Women in Renewable Energy: Launch of the mentoring programme for Women

Mandated by the German Ministry of Energy and Economics (BMWi), PAREMA and the energy partnerships in Algeria, Tunisia, Mexico, Brazil and Jordan, with the support of GWNET, officially launched the Mentoring Programme for women active in the Energy Sector. The programme took place from 25 to 29 November in Berlin, and include: meetings with senior women leaders in the energy sector, familiarization with Energiewende and energy transition in developing countries, with a special focus on public acceptance. To please our mentees, networking and soft-skills were not neglected.

25 November 2019

The Moroccan Super ESCO in the spotlight in Berlin!

On the sidelines of the 10th German-Arab Energy Forum, organised by GHORFA on 25 and 26 November in Berlin, PAREMA organised a round table involving German engineering, supply and construction companies, in order to present the achievements of the Morrocan SIE (the Energy engineering Company) in the field of public lighting, buildings and electric mobility. The objective was to highlight the main tasks of the future super ESCO and the impact of the implementation of energy efficiency measures on the national market.


24 November 2019

"Power to X" Study tour to Germany

As part of its support to the National PtX Commission, PAREMA organized a study mission to Germany from 24 to 29 November 2019 to deepen knowledge and give a concrete overview of the feasibility and deployment of the PtX sector and its derivatives.

Introduced by high-level ministerial meetings with representatives of the German ministries BMWi, BMU and BMZ, the mission was an opportunity to visit Siemens and ThyssenKrupp's PtX facilities and demonstration units, and partner research institutes, including the KIT Institute. As a reminder, a roadmap for the implementation of PtX in Morocco is currently under preparation.

20 November 2019

Local authorities concerned by energy efficiency

PAREMA is supporting the Ministry of Energy in the preparation of draft regulations for the application of Article 4 of Law 47-09 on energy efficiency. This will lead administrations, public institutions and local authorities, which list is set by regulatory ways, to rationalise the energy consumption of their services. The statements relating to the establishment of the lists of the actors concerned, were the subject of a consultation workshop with: the ONEE, AMEE, SIE, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Finance and the Regional Council of Rabat Salé Kenitra.


07 November 2019

Media Day for a renewable future: an energy transition that stands out!

Even if the objectives seem different, the environmental challenges in Morocco and Germany are the same, said the German Ambassador to Morocco, Dr. Götz Schmidt-Bremme, at the workshop: "Media for a Renewable Future" organized on 7 and 8 November 2019.
Reason enough for SEM. Aziz Rabbah, to see the cooperation between the two countries take on a new lease of life and focus on strengthening German investment in the clean energy sector, national preference, the creation of joint ventures and the development of scientific research.

The workshop was followed by a visit to the SIEMENS Gamesa plant, an opportunity for its Managing Director to welcome the media attention on the issue of energy transition, a key factor in Morocco's economic recovery and job creation

Link to the press review 

09 April 2019

Morocco's successful participation in the 5th edition of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD 2019)

The fifth edition of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue took place on 9-10 April 2019. The programme of the Moroccan delegation headed by Minister of Energy Rabbah and composed of MEMDD, Masen, IRESEN, SIE, AMEE, ONEE and OCP included among others a B2G-event with the German industry exchanging on energy business in Morocco, a panel discussion and interviews. In the bilateral meeting, Rabbah outlined two areas of action in which Morocco would like to work more closely with Germany: energy efficiency and hydrogen/“Power to X”. He suggested the development of an "Investment Strategy" for hydrogen, and the signature of a MoU on this subject at the next high-level meeting. On the margins of the BETD, a Business-to-Government dialogue was hold on 8 April 2019, during which Rabbah announced that Morocco wishes to become a platform for the energy sector by attracting more investments. Morocco would need to attract USD 30 billion of investment in order to develop 10 GW of renewable energy by 2030.

11 February 2019

Successful launch of activities on “Power to X” and its opportunities in Morocco

Activities on “Power to X” in Morocco have received Ministerial commitment within the framework of the German-Moroccan-Energy Partnership (PAREMA).

On 11 February 2019, a PAREMA workshop on "Power to X” (PtX) and its opportunities in Morocco was held in partnership with the Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) and in presence of Minister of Energy Rabbah. It presented and discussed two preliminary studies carried out by Fraunhofer IWES and institutes, respectively on the market and technologies for PtX (funded by IRESEN) and the opportunities, potential and recommendations for Morocco (funded by GIZ PAREMA).


Agenda_Power to X

Presentation: Power-to-X and its Opportunities in Morocco 

04 December 2018

Launch of the solar PV quality label "taqa pro"

“Taqa pro” is the national solar PV quality label of the Energy Efficiency Agency (AMEE), the Moroccan Association of Solar and Wind Industry (AMISOLE), and Morocco's SOLAR CLUSTER. The label highlights the expertise of photovoltaic system installers in Morocco. It was implemented within the framework of PAREMA with the support of the German Solar Association BSW and GIZ.

Taqa pro was launched on 4 December 2018 in Casablanca and aims to register installers of small and medium-sized photovoltaic systems in a "quality" approach, to allow users to benefit from a reliable, sustainable installation that meets their needs. The event was an opportunity to present and discuss the three quality labels of photovoltaic system installers: taqa pro Solar Pumping, taqa pro PV and taqa pro PV+.

Agenda 'Lancement du label taqa pro Le label national gage de qualité dans le secteur du solaire photovoltaïque'#FR 

Présentation du label_'taqa pro, le label national gage de qualité des installations photovoltaïques'#FR

Présentation BSW 'Exemples iInternationaux et d’Allemagne'#FR

Présentation INES 'Les fFormations de Formateurs"#FR

Présentation AMEE 'L'Approche Qualité dans les Projets EE'#FR


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)



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?”
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
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
The Sustainable Electricity Trade SET written declaration
18 November 2016

Planning the Energy Transition

Screenshot of the poster
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.
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
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.
The Moroccan delegation at the Renewable Energy integration workshop in Brussels
No events found

Media Elements


Rapport EP GLobal

Post event Download PDF

Factsheet PAREMA

Download PDF

Informationsblatt PAREMA

Download PDF

Press Release: Workshop "Power to X"


Press Release: Launch of taqa pro (French)

Post-event press release Download PDF


An Initiative by

BMWi: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

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.

MEME: Ministry of Energy Mines and Environment

The central task of the Ministry of Energy Mines and Environment 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

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.

MEME: Ministry of Energy Mines and Environment

The central task of the Ministry of Energy Mines and Environment 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.