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Morocco

Description

Overview
Sector Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (solar)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
Start of initiative 2011
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost
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Financing requested
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Financing received to-date
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Principal source of financing
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Principal type of financing Not known
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Energy; National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ADEREE)
International funder(s)
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Organization providing technical support UNEP, World Bank, Moroccan Government
Contact
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Objective:

The objective is to support and facilitate the implementation of a national program to install rooftop solar PV on residences connected to the low-voltage grid. The programme aims to create installed capacity of 200 MWp by 2020 and of 2,500 MWp by 2030, thereby helping to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions. The NAMA will support development of the solar PV market through the introduction of a net metering approach. The overall aim is to improve access to energy, support the liberalization of the introduction of renewable energy and diversify the energy mix.

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The essential component of the financial mechanism is a net metering system that allows residential customers to be credited for electricity fed into the grid from their rooftop PV installations. In addition, an investment subsidy for consumers for 2015-2017, and a partial solar PV exemption from VAT for 2018-2021, will help fund consumers' purchase of solar installations. A credit line funded by international donors will be offered to local partner banks, to increase their ability to make loans for solar PV purchases. Generally, a problem here is the lack of implication of the banking sector. The sector is not involved enough in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity

Co-benefits:

Social: Reduction in energy poverty (assessed by UNEP DTU).
Economic: Reduction of the national energy bill, reduction in the amount of public funds spent on electricity subsidies, job creation in the solar PV sector, and reduction in household energy bills (assessed by UNEP DTU).
Environmental: The NAMA will support low-carbon development more broadly through capacity-building in key national government entities and the strengthening of public-private partnerships (assessed by UNEP DTU).

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined