Algeria is a member of OPEC and an important hydrocarbon producer in the region as well as exporter of natural gas to Europe. Algeria’s economy is heavily dependent on its fossil fuel sector, whose revenues account for about 30% of the country’s gross domestic product. Fossil fuels account for almost all of domestic total primary energy consumption, and so far only 2% of installed energy capacity is from renewable energy resources; hydro and solar. The government is aiming to diversify the energy mix and aims to bring the share of electricity generation from renewable energy resources to 6% and 40% by 2020 and 2030 respectively. Though no clear energy efficiency targets have been set, the country is working on a national energy efficiency program.

Algeria is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

Algeria Country Profile:

Algeria energy profile provides a brief analysis of the Algerian Renewable Energy (RE) market in the year 2012. It studies the Algerian RE market capacity, targets, regulations, and investments. Besides, a brief analysis of Algerian Energy Efficiency targets, regulations and measures is also provided.

Renewable Energy Profile

Energy Efficiency Profile