Algeria to generate 22,000 MW from renewable energies by 2030
4 August 2011
The Gas and Electricity Regulatory Commission (Creg) has just published a press release which reveals that 22,000 megawatts of electricity will be generated by Algeria by 2030 from renewable energies.
About 12,000 megawatts will be destined for the national market and 10,000 megawatts could be exported.
The national electricity generating program comprises the completion of 67 projects, 27 of these being photovoltaic power stations, 27 hybrid diesel and gas turbine hybrids, six solar thermal power stations and seven wind farms.
According to the estimates of managers at Sonelgaz, the cost of these projects will come to more than 20 billion dollars, reports the newspaper La Tribune.
Mayouf Belhamel, director of the Center for the Development of Renewable Energies (CDER), stressed the point in a statement to the Agence de Presse Sénégalaise that with these hybrid power stations, of the same type as that at Hassi R'mel, which was inaugurated a few weeks ago, "the proportion of solar energy will continue to increase in the Algerian program".