Law No. 426 establishing the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAOL)

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 2 November 2013

The Libyan government created, in 2007, the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAOL).

The main goal of the REAOL is to implement proper policies so as to meet the governmental target of a 10% share of the total energy mix coming from renewable energy sources by 2020.

The REAOL Implements projects making use of renewable energies, encourages and supports related industries, proposes supporting legislation and regulations and evaluates Libyan renewable energy potentials to identify priority areas.

REAOL developed a Long term Renewable Energy Development Plan from 2008 to 2030 and divided into four targets:

  1. Reaching 6% of renewable energies by 2015, with: 750 MW wind 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) 50 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) 150 MW of solar water heating (SWH)  
  2. Reaching 10% of renewable energies by 2020, with: 1500 MW wind 800 MW CSP 150 MW PV 300 MW of SWH
  3. Reaching 25% of renewable energies by 2025, with: 2000 MW wind 1200 MW CSP 500 MW PV 600 MW of SWH And eventually,
  4. Reaching 30% of renewable energies by 2030.

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