- Algeria‘s minister of the energy transition and renewable energies, Chems Eddine Chitour, has announced this week that a tender for the deployment of 1 GW of renewable energy capacity will be launched soon.
- On April 29, the Algerian government published a decree in the country’s official journal empowering Chitour’s ministry to manage and oversee the procurement exercise.
- Technology specification and associated capacity allocation (wind or solar) has not been announced as yet.
“The tender will be launched between June and July,” the president of Algerian think tank Club Energia, Mouloud Bakli, told pv magazine. “It will be divided into ten lots of 100 MW each and will allow projects that will be planned with foreign financing.”
He also explained that, currently, the government is working on putting together a bankable power purchase agreement for the selected projects and that some domestic content requirements for cables, modules and mounting structures should be embedded in the tender. “The PPA may possibly be dollar-linked,” Bakli stated.