In 2015 Algeria adopted update to its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development Plan until 2030.
The review of the Plan puts greater focus on deployment of large-scale solar PV installations and onshore wind due to large technology costs decrease as well as introduction of biomass, cogeneration and geothermal technologies into the mix until 2020. CSP technology will be deployed with a delay due to still high technology costs.
The update version of the Program aims to install 4500 MW of new projects until 2020 and overall of 22 000 MW until 2030.
2030 Target capacity split is as follow:
- Solar PV : 13 575 MW
- Wind : 5010 MW
- Solar thermal : 2000 MW
- Biomass : 1 000 MW
- Cogeneration : 400 MW
- Geothermal : 15 MW
If the above capacity target will be achieved, renewable generation share in total power generation of Algeria will reach 27%.
Increase of the renewable generation share will allow for 300 bln m3 savings in natural gas consumption.
Realization of the Plan is open to both state-owned and private investors local and foreigners. Implementation of the Plan will supported by National Fund for Renewable Energies and Cogeneration (FNERC).