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Algeria sets 5GW target for 2030

ALGERIA: Algeria aims to have 5GW of wind power turning in 2030, according to a new national programme for renewable energies adopted by the government in late February.

The programme calls for 22GW of renewables by 2030, with solar photovoltaic to provide 13.5GW, solar-thermal 2GW, biomass 1GW, co-generation 400MW and geothermal 15MW.

Algeria has just 10MW of wind energy operating at a pilot project at Adrar, which came online last summer. It now wants to proceed to large-scale deployment.

Around 21 areas across the country with a strong potential for wind energy have been identified by the Electricity and Renewable Energy Company (SKTM), which is carrying out further studies.

The government will establish a renewable energy fund, financed by a levy of 1% on oil revenues, which will help pay for the guaranteed premium purchase price introduced last year. 

It also foresees the development of a manufacturing sector, although no details have yet been released about how this is to be achieved. 

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