Marrakech, 22 July 2022 (TDI): Director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) supported Morocco to build a smart grid.
The support agreement was signed on Thursday by Enoh T. Ebong, Director of USTDA with Morocco’s leadership. The project aims to subsidize the integration of renewable energy sources into its grid.
Today’s Marrakech Smart Grid Feasibility study signing with Régie Autonome de Distribution d’Eau et d’Electricité de Marrakech is an auspicious occasion because it advances our #climate partnership in Morocco – a clean energy leader in North Africa. https://t.co/J5t66RDKmx pic.twitter.com/1o5tuDf9ZT
— Director Enoh T. Ebong (@USTDA_Director) July 21, 2022
The project aims to change the power infrastructure into a smart grid. USTDA has agreed to support Régie Autonome de Distribution d’Eau et d’Electricité de Marrakech (RADEEMA) to change the existing power distribution infrastructure into a smart grid.
The USTDA funded a feasibility study to make a smart grid in Marrakech. African climate solutions will carry out the study which is based in Washington DC. Their study will focus on technical, economic, and regulatory procedures for the project to turn it into a smart grid.
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The General Manager of RADEEMA thanked USDTA in a statement while stating that it will achieve a national energy strategy.
“RADEEMA will contribute to achieving the objectives of our national energy strategy to integrate renewable energy while reducing losses on the network,” she said.
Randolph who is Charge d’Affairs at the US embassy in Morocco said this project will strengthen the connection between the two states. In a statement, he said that the US companies are connected with partners in supporting Morocco’s energy industry.
The announcement was made at the US-Africa Business Summit 2022. This project supports the Biden-Harris strategy for global infrastructure and investment sources to build sustainable energy projects and clean transport systems in emerging markets.