Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency Development Plan 2011-2030 Algeria 2011

Name of policy Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency Development Plan 2011-2030
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Algeria
Region Africa

Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Energy security
  • Energy access
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • Renewable energy target
      • Political & non-binding renewable energy target
Sector name
  • General
    • Electricity and heat
      • Renewables
    Policy description Executive

    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. Goals: To install 22 000 MW of power generating capacity from renewable sources between 2011 and 2030 (of which 12 000 for internal usage and 10 000 MW for export); To meet 20% of electricity generation from renewables by 2030 Renewable energy development will drive sustainable economic development of the country, increase energy security supply in Algeria and will have job-creation factor; 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. Combined, Algeria hopes to have more than 22 GW of renewable energy capacity installed by 2030, and has targeted the connection of 4.5 GW by 2020. Should Algeria hit its target, renewable energy would by 2030 account for 27% of the nation’s power outpout, offsetting the need for 22 GW of natural gas generation.

    Policy type
    • Renewables1
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2011
    Start date of implementation
    End date of implementation
    High impact No
    Impact indicator

    Source or references

    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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