His Majesty King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, and French President HE François Hollande, launched, on Sunday September 20 2015, at the Gueznaya urban, the building works of the Institute of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Training Jobs (IFMEREE).
This pilot project will help support the national energy strategy launched in 2009 and which seeks, though the development of solar and wind energy projects, to bring the share of renewable energy in the total installed electric capacity to 42% by the year 2020, curb greenhouse gas emissions and slash the consumption of conventional energy sources.
The institute is part of the partnership agreement signed on May 31, 2011, under the chairmanship of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, between the State and professionals of the sector of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and concerning the setting up and management of three institutes of renewable energy and energy efficiency training jobs in Oujda, Tangiers and Ouarzazate.
These institutes, including the Oujda's which is already built and equipped, are meant to train operators, technicians and executives on jobs related to renewable energy and energy efficiency, mainly the maintenance and exploitation of wind farms, the installation and maintenance of solar, thermal and photovoltaic equipment, the maintenance and exploitation of thermodynamic solar electricity, and the use of biogas fields.
They are also aimed at providing continuous training for employees of renewable energy and energy efficiency enterprises
Constructed over 19,735 square meters, the future IFMEREE of Tangiers will be carried out by the Ministry of national education and vocational training within 18 months and will ensure training notably on the maintenance and exploitation of wind farms, the installation and maintenance of solar equipment, the exploitation of biogas fields, and energy efficiency (transportation, industry..)