The national legal framework for energy is now based on two key laws: the Law 13-09, amended and supplemented by Law 58-15 on Renewable Energies and Law 47-09 on Energy Efficiency. In addition, the institutional dimension was strengthened by the creation of new institutions, such as MASEN, AMEE, IRESEN, SIE and the Energy Development Fund.
New reforms have recently been launched to ensure the operational deployment of the energy strategy, encourage private investment and promote job creation. These are essentially:
- Development of large-scale use of photovoltaics (PV) in residential and commercial buildings connected to low voltage network;
- Opening of the medium voltage network to allow the development of photovoltaic solar power farms whose production is intended for consumers connected to medium voltage network;
- Implementation of support programs for industrial integration and research and development (R&D) dedicated to PV;
- Large-scale introduction of natural gas into the energy mix;
- Establishment of an independent Energy Regulatory Authority which is a strong signal of sector’s modernization and of independence from operators in the electricity sector;
- Strengthening the regulatory framework for energy efficiency.