Mauritania

Mauritania is mostly reliant on fossil fuels to meet its domestic energy demand. Fossil fuels account for about 66% of primary energy consumption, while the remaining 34% come from biomass, which is mostly used for cooking and heating. Electricity is mainly  generated through thermal diesel engine generators. Due to increasing domestic energy demand and insufficient installed power capacity, total energy consumption exceeds national energy production by about 35%, resulting mostly in importation of fossil fuels. The  country is seeking to meet its growing energy demand with fewer fuel imports by integrating renewable energy as a source of power. By 2015 and 2020, Mauritania aims to achieve 15% and 20% respectively of primary energy consumption to come from renewable   energy, excluding biomass.

Mauritania is a RCREEE member state since 2014.

On 30 June 2020: Aiming to facilitate the usage of IRENA FlexTool in the context of the ongoing initiatives in the region, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) participated at IRENA FlexTool training for Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA). During the...
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After organizing several certification rounds in Egypt, Jordan, Libya and Syria/Lebanon, RCREEE in co-operation with League of Arab States welcome all Arab industrial, service and commercial establishments and individuals interested in the market of energy managers to register at PA-CEMP program...
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The Arab States region doubles capacity in renewables in just two years. Increased effort needed to reach ambitious targets and accelerate climate action The Arab States region has doubled its capacity to produce renewable energy in the space of just two years, says fifth edition of AFEX report by...
November 3, 2019- Cairo, Egypt: RCREEEE 18th Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting was held in an extraordinary session in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting kicked off with a welcoming speech by BoT chairman and Director of the National Energy Research Center (NERC), Dr. Younis Ali. The meeting agenda included a...
Tackling Sustainable Financing of Development, RCREEE joins the second edition of Arab Sustainable Development Week 2019 held under the auspices of His Excellency, President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi president of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Cairo, Egypt on 3-6 November 2019. As a speaker, RCREEE...
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The Middle East and North African region has an attractive market for renewables due to abundant availability of solar and wind resources. According to a recent report by one of the leading Global Renewable Energy Agencies, the expected regional renewable energy investments could reach $35 billion...

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Description: In its fifth edition AFEX report confirms the strong commitment of the Arab counties to embrace strong forward policies and capture the immense value of the RE business.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2019
Langauge: English
Description: Pan Arab Certified Energy Management Professional Program (PA-CEMP) is a professional certification program endorsed by the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity in their 32th session on May 31, 2016.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: The AFEX Energy Efficiency 2017 details the efforts and progress achieved by Arab countries to develop their energy efficiency markets throughout the various sectors and put forth comprehensive road-maps that effectively establish targeted EE programs.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This guideline identifies the technical requirements and frame works needed to integrate different renewable energy technologies into electricity grids.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: Tourism is a key dynamic industry that has played a pivotal role in flourishing economies in the MENA region over the past years. This manual looks into the Solar PV & Thermal Applications for Hotel Sector in the MENA region.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This study provides an overview of the renewable energy file in Mauritania, while highlighting the experience of the solar platform, which is the first project of its kind in the Arab region.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: Arabic
Description: This document presents a reporting methodology for the Arab Renewable Energy Framework “AREF”.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: Flyer for the Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2016
Langauge: English
Description: AFEX™ is the first Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region and offers both quantitative and qualitative analysis on key renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in 20 Arab countries.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2016
Langauge: English
Description: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Daleel 2015 seeks to draw a detailed picture of the current profile of the renewable energy sector, including all indicators that would describe the current situation until the end of 2014
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2015
Langauge: Arabic

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We are honored to present RCREEE representatives in Mauritania as follows

 

Board of Trustees Member

Eng. Mohamed YARGUETT

Advisor
Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines

 

Focal Point

Mr. Jemal Ahmed Mahmoud

Electrical Engineer, Energy and Electricity control Unit
Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energies