Development of concentrating solar power plants in Algeria
|Focus area||Renewable energy (solar)|
|Type of action||Project|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||No|
|Start of initiative||2011|
|Financing and support details|
|Financing received to-date||
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||
|Capacity building required||Unknown|
|Technology transfer required||Unknown|
|Organization providing technical support||RCREEE, Perspectives, Alcor|
The objective is to help Algeria in developing its solar potential, which is one of the most important in the world, by launching major projects in solar thermal.
Activities: (2011 - 2030)
Development of concentrating solar power (CSP) in Algeria to increase the share of solar energy. A total of 7200 MW CSP could be installed. The electricity generated is to supply domestic demand and the surplus will be exported.
The programme would have three phases:
- (2011-2013) Pilot project of two solar power plants with total capacity of 150 MW each. These are in addition to the hybrid power plant project of Hassi R'Mei with a total power capacity of 150 MW, which includes 25 MW from solar energy.
- (2016-2021) Construction of 4 solar thermal power plants with a total capacity of approx. 1200 MW.
- (2021-2030) Installation of 500MW annually until 2023 and 600MW annually until 2030.
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available|
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
|Social:||Information has not been provided
|Economic:||Income through revenues of exported electricity
|Environmental:||Information has not been provided
No MRV plan has been defined
- Mobilizing NAMAs and new market mechanisms to harness mitigation in RCREEE Member States Beyond 2012