|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2011 (February)|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Multi-Sectoral Policy|
|Agency:||Ministry of Energy and Mines|
Main objective of the Algerian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development Plan is to expand usage of renewable energies and to diversify energy sources in the country.
Solar energy (both solar PV and solar thermal) is recognized by the Algerian government as a primary renewable technology to be developed. The potential for wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower energies is comparatively very small.
The program is divided into 3 stages:
All three phases will aim to develop genuine self sustainable solar industry in Algeria.
The Plan forecasts that solar electricity production will increase up to 37% of total national electricity production by 2030.
Greater energy efficiency will be achieved by: (1) improvement of heat insulation of buildings; (2) development o solar water heating; (3) promotion of co-genaration; (4) developing colas cooling systems; (5) Conversing simple cycle power plants to combined cycle power plants, wherever possible; (6) Desalinating brackish water using renewable energy and (7) Substituting all mercury lamps by sodium lamps.
|Related policies:||Law 04-92 on the Diversification of Power Generation Costs (REFIT) , Renewable Energy National Fund|
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