|Policy Status||In force|
|Agency||•Ministry of Energy and Mines|
•Multiple Renewable Energy Sources
|Size of Plant Targeted||Small and Large|
|Description||Algeria's 2002 Law on Electricity and Gas Distribution regulates the activities of production, pipeline transportation, distribution and commercialisation of electricity and gas.
The law initiates a competitive electricity production market by allowing private production of a maximum installed capacity of 50MW. To support renewable energy deployment and compensate for additional production costs, the legislation creates a set of Premium feed-in tariffs for electricity produced from renewable sources or cogeneration. Specific levels of remuneration and exoneration are to be implemented by further regulations.
Individual and private electricity producers are allowed to commercialise, nationally or for export, their electricity production. Public utilities are expected to provide every eligible private electricity producer with linkage and access to the national grid (Title II).
The Electricity Regulatory Commission is responsible for orienting market structures so as to support the deployment of renewable energy at a minimum cost. The Commission establishes ten-year Electricity Need Programmes that should favour nationally accessible fuels and renewable energy sources (Art 8-9).