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Algeria is the largest country in Africa, and the tenth largest in the world. Its renewable energy program consists of installing up to 22,000MW of power generating capacity by 2030, of which 12,000MW is expected to meet domestic electricity demand and 10,000MW to be exported. The government intends for 40% of domestic energy to come from renewable by 2030.
With increased domestic consumption and no large-scale renewable energy projects in place, it is estimated that Algeria will lose its status as a natural gas exporter within the next 20 years.
Algeria’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MoEM) states that “the biggest potential in Algeria is for solar”. This is especially in the Sahara region and these data are broadly confirmed by the World Energy Council. Annual average insolation is rated at 2,000 hours with the high plateaus receiving about 3,900 hours. This gives an average solar energy of 6.57 kWh/m2/day. Hybrid combined-cycle gas/solar plants are being developed in the country.
Projects to be implemented for the domestic production of electricity from renewables are three-fold:
1. 2011-2013: devoted to the achievement of pilot projects to test the different available technologies.
2. 2014-2015: deployment of the program to commence.
3. 2016-2020: deployment of the program to be completed on a larger scale.