Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The “Green Mosques and Buildings” program was launched in 2014 to modernize energy consumption by mosques and other public buildings in Morocco by installing low-energy-consuming lamps, solar photovoltaic panels and solar water-heaters, etc. Those Moroccan institutions that initiated this program is receiving support from GIZ to help spread energy-efficiency (EE) and renewable-energy (RE) technologies.
This program’s scope involves expanding the approach developed for modernizing energy consumption so as to not only reduce energy costs but also greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This modernization efforts require installing real energy management systems (EMS) and carrying out pilot measures in at least two other public buildings.
Therefore, GIZ is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development (MEMDD) and the National Office for University, Social and Cultural Affairs (ONOUSC) in implementing EE and RE measures and installing EMS to accomplish the overall goal of reducing their energy costs.
Econoler was hired to provide technical assistance to the MEMDD and the ONOUSC in implementing EMS and priority EE and RE measures. As part of this assignment, Econoler is carrying out the following tasks for each of the institutions:
- Analyzing the current organizational and energy-consumption situation to make recommendations about the training on how to operate and successfully install their EMS.
- Assisting with establishing the organizational and technical structures for operating the EMS.
- Defining the objectives for the buildings and the energy management committee’s responsibilities.
- Providing assistance with implementing the EMS.
- Assisting with developing and implementing a communication and awareness-raising plan.
It is expected that Econoler’s intervention will help the ONOUSC and the MEMDD effectively establish and operate the EMS and implement the priority EE and RE measures in their buildings. These actions are expected to help reduce these institutions’ energy costs by at least 15%.