|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums|
|Renewable Energy Policy Targets:||Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources, All, Multiple RE Sources, Power|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Legal References:||Law 04-92|
|Funding:||Scheme financially supported by Renewable Energy National Fund of Algeria|
|Renewable Energy Description:|
Feed-in tariff mechanism was introduced in Algeria to speed up renewable energy deployment and help government to diversify its national energy mix. It is a main financial mechanism supporting government in achieving renewable goals set in “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development Plan 2011-2030”.
Law 04-92 was created on the basis of previously established Law 02-01 creating a legal framework for feed-in tariff scheme.
Feed-in tariff entered into force in spring 2004 being a first REFIT system in Africa.
Law 04-92 obliges renewable system operator to connect power plant to the national grid. RES-E purchase is guaranteed up to the national quota (set per project per year). Purchaser of the RES-E is a state-owned utility Sonelgaz.
Feed-in tariff levels diversify in between technologies.
Technologies eligible to benefit from the scheme: hydropower, wind, CSP, PV, solar thermal, cogeneration, waste to energy and hybrid plants.
Plants with generation capacity ≦ 50 MW are eligible for REFIT.
Feed-in tariff is a premium paid per kWh above a base tariff (average annual electricity price in Algeria). REFIT is expressed as a percentage of the base electricity tariff.
Feed-in tariff levels in Algeria:
Feed-in tariff levels for hybrid technologies: For CSP, where the solar is only a portion of a plants generation, the tariff is reduced by the following amounts:
|Related policies:||Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development Plan 2011-2030 , Renewable Energy National Fund|
Last modified: Mon, 12 May 2014 16:22:26 CEST