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.