The House of Representatives, in a plenary session on Monday, unanimously approved Draft Law No. 40.19 to change and supplement Law No. 13.09 relating to renewable energies and Law No. 48.15 relating to the regulation of the electricity sector and the creation of the National Authority for Electricity Regulation.
The draft law, which was presented by the Minister Delegate in charge of Relations with Parliament, government spokesperson, Mustafa Baitas, on behalf of Leila Benali, Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, aims primarily to improve the business climate, enhance transparency, and facilitate access to information related to investment opportunities, while simplifying Licensing procedures, enhancing the attractiveness of the renewable energies sector for national and international private investment, as well as maintaining the economic and social balance for public actors in the electricity sector, promoting industrial integration and contributing to the emergence of a national contracting and industrial fabric in the field of renewable energy technologies.
The draft law also aims to improve the legislative and regulatory framework that governs the activity of implementing renewable energy projects by private individuals, while ensuring the safety of the national electrical system and the balance of all its components.
The draft law was in line with the Kingdom's guidelines, which mainly aim to improve the business climate, enhance transparency, facilitate access to information related to investment opportunities, and simplify licensing procedures, especially by reducing the legal deadlines related to deciding on licensing applications, which will enhance the attractiveness of the renewable energies sector for investment. Private local and international.