Morocco

2016 Morocco Key Figures
Population: 35.3 million
GDP growth rate: 1.10 %/year
Energy independence: 9.10%
Total consumption/GDP:* 83.1 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.54 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 18.4%
* at purchasing power parity
Morocco Related Research

Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption is 0.6 toe, including 874 kWh of electricity (2015).

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Total energy consumption has been increasing rapidly since 2003, by an average of 5%/year, reaching 19.5 Mtoe in 2015, but decreased slightly in 2016 to 19.4 Mtoe.

Graph: TOTAL CONSUMPTION MARKET SHARE BY ENERGY (2016, ...

Morocco energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The national production of hydrocarbons is low. Nearly all the oil is imported, mainly in the form of crude oil, but also as LPG and diesel, while naphtha surpluses are re-exported.

The only refinery in Morocco (Samir, 200 000 bbl/d) stopped operations in 2015.

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil products consumption increased rapidly between 2000 and 2012 (4.4%/year, on average), reaching a peak of 12 Mt. It has remained roughly stable since then. The transport sector is responsible for 44% of this consumption, industry for 22% and the residential-tertiary sector for 26%. The share of oil in the power sector dropped by 3 points in 2014, mainly due to the shift towards ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption reached 1.2 bcm in 2016. It has increased significantly since 2005, after the commissioning of the Tahaddart and Tarfaya power plants. The rest of the gas is consumed by the industrial sector (8% in 2016).

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm)

Graph: GAS CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2016, %)

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption remained roughly stable between 2001 and 2013 at around 5 Mt and increased sharply in 2014 (6.7 Mt in 2016). Coal is almost exclusively used for power generation purposes and the significant increase is due to the commissioning of new coal power plants.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2016, %)

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has grown rapidly since 2000 with the implementation of the electrification program (5.6%/year, on average). Industry and households are the sectors that consume most (35% each), followed by the tertiary sector (18%).

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2016, %)

Renewable in % electricity production

Masen, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, was established in 2010 to manage developments of solar power. Its responsibilities were extended in September 2016 to coordinate all renewable energy projects, including wind and hydro. ONEE and AMEE will gradually transfer to Masen all projects and assets related to renewables over a transitional period of 5 years.

Under the National ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Morocco ratified the Paris Agreement in September 2016 and submitted its NDC, which sets a national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target of 17 % below BAU emissions by 2030. The country will have to invest US$35bn to reach this goal. Morocco could commit to an additional 15% energy consumption reduction by 2030 and also expects to reach over 52% of installed electricity production ...

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