On the sidelines of the African Energy Efficiency Meetings
This seventh edition is an opportunity to better promote the refrigeration professions in the Moroccan and African economy, in particular through training and raising awareness among stakeholders.
Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, AOB Group and the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE) in partnership with the Moroccan Association of Refrigeration Professionals, are organizing the 7th edition of the African meetings on energy efficiency in the presence of representatives of more than twenty African member countries of the Union of African Associations of Refrigeration and Refrigeration (U3ARC) which is holding its general assembly on September 23 for the first time in Morocco.
This edition is placed under the aegis of the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development. It also benefits from the support of RCREEE, a pan-Arab network for energy efficiency and renewable energies bringing together 17 Arab countries.
This major event was inaugurated by videoconference by Ryad Mezzour, Minister of Industry and Trade. Several distinguished speakers then took the floor to raise awareness about cold as an essential factor in energy efficiency, a strong link in the competitiveness of African economies. Also, the organization of three panels made it possible to address topics related to regulatory news around refrigeration, existing financing mechanisms in Africa to accelerate the energy transition, Certicold certification of the cold chain as well as solutions and technologies available to achieve energy sobriety in the building and industry sectors. One of the highlights of these meetings was the signing by the Moroccan Energy Efficiency Agency of three partnership agreements respectively with its French counterpart the Ecological Transition Agency, the Union of African Associations of Refrigeration Stakeholders and air conditioning (U3ARC) and the Moroccan Association of Refrigeration Professionals (AMPF).
These conventions focus on the promotion, capacity building and awareness of energy efficiency and refrigeration, being a major factor in sustainable development.
Remember that this seventh edition is an opportunity to better promote the refrigeration professions in the Moroccan and African economy, in particular through training and awareness raising for stakeholders as well as favorable regulations that reconcile environmental and societal aspects.
One of the important messages that the president of U3ARC Madi Sakandé and his peers intend to launch, will revolve around how to stop the marketing of obsolete and energy-intensive products on the African market. The African Energy Efficiency Meetings also count among their partners the American think tank IGSD, the financial institutions, Bank Of Africa and Tamwilcom, Amdie, Eau Minérales d’Oulmes, the leading Moroccan supplier of air conditioning systems, Ventec and Smaef, a specialist in the reduction of industrial energy.