Renewable Energy


  • Since the 90’s, Algeria included renewable energy into its energy policy. A legal framework was adopted to promote the developments of this energy.
  • Algeria is embarking on a new sustainable energy era by launching a green energy dynamic with an ambitious program of development of renewable energies (RE) and energy efficiency.
  • The vision adopted by the Algerian government is based on a strategy focused on the development of inexhaustible resources such as solar and their use to diversify energy sources and prepare the Algeria of tomorrow.
  • The updated renewable energy program consists of installing a 22,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030 for the national market, while maintaining the export option as a strategic objective, if market conditions allow it.
  • The energy efficiency program aims to achieve energy savings by 2030 in the order of 63 million toe (Ton oil equivalent), for all sectors (buildings and public lighting, transport, industry) by introducing high-performance lighting, thermal insulation and solar water heaters, clean fuels (LPG and CNG), and efficient industrial equipment.
  • The energy efficiency program will reduce CO2 emissions by 193 million tones.

  • National program of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 2011-2030

  • The first stage (2011 - 2014) was dedicated to the consolidation of data through research and pilot scheme intended for the testing of the various technologies to be implemented.
  • The ongoing second stage (2015-2020) consists on developing a production capacity of 4010 MW from the solar and wind energies and 515 MW from the biomass, cogeneration and geothermic.
  • The third stage planned from 2021 to 2030 will consist on setting-up large renewable power stations in the South (In Salah, Adrar, Timimoune, Bechar) which will be interlinked to the North grid.
  • The objectives of this strategy will be a deployment stage at a high scale in order to reach, as we approach 2030, the production of 22,000 megawatts of electricity from a renewable source.
  • One part of the produced energy, which is 10,000 MW, will be intended for exportation knowing that the same program anticipates that 27% of the national consumption of electricity will come from renewable energy between now and 2030.
  • In order to reach these objectives, the program anticipates the accomplishment of sixty photovoltaic solar and solar thermal power stations, wind farms and hybrid power plants.
  • At the same time as the development of renewable energy, other actions are foreseen to develop the thermal insulation of houses, the solar boiler, generalization of low consumption lighting, energy reduction in industrial sectors, with public incitement as well as encouraging the use of gas-driven motorization for common transportation and individual’s vehicles.
  • The program is available and downloadable at the following website of the Ministry of Energy:

  • The potential in renewable energy y in Algeria
  • Solar energy has got the biggest potential and it is the most important in the Mediterranean region,
  • In figures: 169440 TWh per year,
  • Algeria gets over 3000 hours of sunshine in general and it exceeds 3900 in the highlands and in the Sahara,
  • This figure is equal to 5000 times the electricity consumption in Algeria,
  • It is equal to 60 times the consumption of the European Union,
  • 10% of the Algerian Sahara can fulfill entirely the energy needs of Europe