Sectors of Intervention

The Super ESCO works in several sectors that are essential for the development of energy efficiency in Morocco. It prioritizes strategic sectors, most of which are energy-intensive, and which fit within the logic of the State's duty to set the example in terms of energy efficiency. As it operates in public buildings, street lighting, industry, or again transport, SIE contributes to reducing public expenditure and achieving national strategic objectives. SIE also works with SMEs and ESCOs, and supports them in implementing their projects, enabling thus the Company to fully play its incubating role of new skills geared to promoting the energy efficiency market in Morocco.

This sector is a priority for SIE, considering the willingness of the State to set the example, as well as the significant size of the real estate assets of administrations and local communities, in addition to the existing considerable scope for further improvements in energy performance. The projects will benefit the Nation thanks to the decrease in energy consumption, but also the staff and users of the relevant administrations, through renovation and modernization of the working environment or the conditions of public service delivery. Furthermore, these actions have a prominent visibility, as they also contribute to making citizens more aware of energy saving issues.
The building sector is a major energy consumer, accounting for a significant share of the country’s final energy consumption, and recording a strong growth in energy consumption (+6.4% per year). Moreover, energy consumption weighs heavily on the budgets of public administrations.

What Advantages?

The advantages are many :
  • Royal directives for promoting the exemplarity of the State in energy efficiency, particularly in public administration buildings ;
  • A cyclical and recurring energy profile in terms of problems and solutions ;
  • Energy savings as a result of rationalizing energy consumption and implementing solutions based on high-performance equipment ;
  • Optimization of operating budgets ;
  • Substitution of the conventional kWh through the use of renewable energies which are self-consuming during the working hours of public buildings ;
  • Incentives for developing new technical and energy solutions, leading to the creation of new professions.

What Modes of Intervention ?

  • Energy upgrade of existing buildings and a tailor-made service offer that includes :
  • Energy pre-audit ;
    • Project Management Assistance (PMA), Delegated Project Contracting (DPC), or the ESCO mode (similar to DPC mode, but with the provision of the financing needed to implement the project, and commitment to results).


What Actions?

These are targeted according to the needs :
  • Energy upgrading of buildings ;
  • Energy self-generation systems when necessary ;
  • High-performance and efficient equipment to reduce energy consumption ;
  • Performance measurement and verification ;
  • Innovative financing and delivery mechanisms.


With Whom ?

SIE's potential partners are numerous nationwide :
  • Public institutions ;
  • Administrations ;
  • Public companies ;
  • Regions ;
  • Territorial communities ;
  • Private companies.


What Financing ?

Project financing solutions may come from various sources :
  • Partner clients themselves, in the form of equity or borrowing ;
  • ESCOs, as part of an energy performance contract ;
  • Soon, from SIE through suitable solutions.
This segment represents a straight continuation of public buildings, owing to the State's willingness to set the example and, more broadly, public action, in addition to the fact that street lighting is among the major expenditure components of local communities. Besides energy and budgetary savings, the modernization of street lighting systems will also bring improved visibility in public spaces and, therefore, better safety and quality of life.
Street lighting accounts for significant savings in energy costs. It is one of the top expenditure items in local communities, with very high energy invoices and maintenance costs. In addition, local community needs for street lighting are constantly growing. For this reason, our Super ESCO works with communities, municipalities and regions and offers them technical, legal and financial solutions that enable them to optimize their energy use and enhance the quality of the services they provide to citizens.

What Advantages ?

The advantages of this approach are many :
  • Energy savings on street lighting by using energy-saving systems and equipment ;
  • Savings of up to 40% on the energy bills of cities ;
  • The energy and operating savings thus achieved can be reinvested in the maintenance and extension of the city's lighting system, to enhance the safety and quality of life of citizens, and promote social life: well-lit public spaces (streets, squares, parks, etc.) ;
  • A contribution to bringing Morocco's cities in line with international standards, particularly in terms of lighting levels and light pollution control.

What Modes of Intervention ?

Action for energy upgrading of street lighting systems :
  • Managing the street lighting system effectively, along with expansion possibilities ;
  • Redeeming obsolescence and eliminating dark spots as part of an energy service contract paid from energy savings ;
  • Upgrading and retrofitting the existing lighting by ensuring a higher availability rate and an adequate quality of light, according to the types of neighbourhoods and roads ;
  • Improving the performance and level of lighting in cities ;
  • Using new technologies (geographic information system, remote management system, high-performance light sources, etc.) ;
  • Developing and upkeeping the street lighting network ;
  • Performing preventive and corrective maintenance.
Customization of the Company's service offers :
  • Energy pre-audit ;
  • Project Management Assistance (PMA) ;
  • Delegated Project Contracting (DPC) ;
  • ESCO mode (similar to DPC mode, but with the provision of funds needed to carry out the investments).

With Whom ?

SIE's potential partners in street lighting are :
  • Local communities (urban and rural) ;
  • Groups of municipalities ;
  • Ministry of the Interior.

What Mode of Financing ?

A flexible approach, with a focus on responsive funding :
  • By the clients themselves, from their own funds or from funds provided by a lender ;
  • ESCOs, as part of an energy performance contract ;
  • Within the framework of donations or program contracts ;
  • Through an SPV.
This sector accounts for up to 38% of the Kingdom's energy consumption, and also carries visible impacts on the quality of life of citizens (air pollution, noise pollution, obsolescence of equipment, etc.). Besides, this sector is facing increasing forces of change: technological innovations, electrification, higher expectations of users towards public transport. It is for keeping pace with these changes and challenges that SIE is positioning itself in this sector.
The transport sector in Morocco is highly energy-intensive, as it represented 38% of the country's energy consumption in 2014. Since it was adopted in 2017, as part of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development, sustainable mobility has been integrated as a principle of the State's duty to set the example.
Besides, clean transport is currently a leading means for reducing dependency on oil products which are heavily polluting, on the one hand, and contributes to lower greenhouse gas emissions which accelerate global warming, on the other hand.
In this regard, SIE had embarked on a major initiative aimed at sustainable mobility, particularly in public transport, through the electric buses project that was implemented in the city of Marrakech during the 22nd Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, held in 2016.
SIE focuses on sustainable mobility by offering energy efficiency solutions, and developing a new service model for sustainable and clean transport intended for local communities, in addition to public administrations by providing them with practical solutions for the use of clean vehicles. Alongside these solutions, SIE plays a major role in developing an ecosystem around several players (manufacturers, recharging professionals, etc.) and takes part in the use of regulatory leverages to support the development of the vehicle market and the related public charging infrastructure.
Energy consumption of this sector has significant consequences on the economic and carbon competitiveness of Morocco's production capacity, as well as its carbon footprint. Therefore, transforming this sector and increasing its energy efficiency represent major challenges, both for the national economy and for companies themselves. Consequently, one of SIE's purposes is to contribute to the emergence of a powerful ecosystem capable of supporting the transformation of the industrial sector.
This sector consumes around 21% of primary energy, which involves a double challenge: reducing energy expenditure for industrial businesses and, at the same time, enabling them to produce while polluting much less.
In the industrial sector, energy efficiency is a challenge for SIE whose objective is to provide companies with various renewable energy and energy performance measures aimed at reducing production costs, and ultimately improving the competitiveness of Moroccan businesses.
Increased energy efficiency in the industrial sector is likely to achieve tangible projects that are responsive to each type of industry, and also to enable industrial zones to offer clean utilities and energies at lower costs, compared to conventional energy prices.