Renewable Energies in Algeria - Arab Climate Resilience Initiative

Arab Climate Resilience initiative:
Climate Change Impacts in the Arab Region
“Towards Sustainable Energy: Resources, Challenges and Opportunities”
Manama, Bahrain
06-07 October, 2010
Abderahmane Zino
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Algeria
Economic and Cooperation International Relations General Department
Environment and Sustainable Development Department
The renewable energies are liable to be an
important field of cooperation between our
technology transfer initiatives and knowledge
fighting against climate change
satisfying growing energy needs
enhancing energy efficiency
169.440 tetra Wh per year in solar energy of thermal origin
14 tetra Wh of photovoltaic solar energy
Solar energy potential = 60 times the current electrical
consumption of the European Union
35 tetra Wh of wind energy
It is possible to expand, With such potential, the use of
solar energy in order to increase its share by 6% in 2015
and 25% in 2050.
The renewable energies represent only 0,02% of the
electrical consumption
Weaknesses: infrastructures + equipment
The creation of joint-ventures with foreign
Engineering and technology transfer;
Equipment production in Algeria;
Fostering electricity exportations from Algeria
to the European market in the long term;
An accurate estimation of the viability of
renewable energy recovery at industrial scale;
The development of solar and wind energy.
99-09 act of July 28th, 1999, related to energy
02-01 act of February 5th, 2002 related to electricity
and gas distribution pipeline;
04-09 act of August, 14th 2004, related to the
promotion of renewables in the context of
sustainable renewable energies and sustainable
04-92 decree of March 25th, 2004 that defined the
costs of diversification of electricity generated by
renewable energies;
05-495 decree of December 26th, 2005 related to
energy efficiency.
Agency for the Promotion and Rationalization
of the Use of Energy (APRUE)
Commission for Energy Management (ICEM)
Renewable Energies Development Center
New Energy Algeria (NEAL)
Renewable Energy National Fund provided by
0.5% of oil tax (4 billion DZD)
eco-light to promote energy-saving bulbs in
prop-air to provide support to the use of LPG
(Liquefied petroleum gas) as fuel for vehicles
eco-bat to provide financial and technical
support to energy-saving for heating and
cooling of households
Alsol program to Promote the solar water
Top-industry to Rationalize energy
consumption in industry
Signing several agreements to implement projects
exploring the possibilities of electrical
interconnection between Algeria and Europe
Being a founding member of the International
Renewable Energy Agency
Organizing the ministerial conference of the 5+5
Mediterranean countries in April 2010 in Oran,
Algeria “Environment and Renewable Energies”
The western town of Oran hosted also the 16th
International Conference and Exhibition on
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 16) from 18th to 21st
April 2010.
Algeria is organizing the 1st international
Exhibition of renewable energy, clean energy and
sustainable energy from 19th to 21st October 2010.
Thank you
Izourar Abderahmane Zino
[email protected]

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