- The Algerian Commissariat for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CEREFE) has identified the huge potential of geothermal energy production in that country.
- The CEREFE reports an inventory of 240 to 280 geothermal sources and proposed different forms potential utilisation of these resources.
“Algeria, with more than 240 thermal springs, has a strong potential in energy resources of geothermal origin. A cartographic representation of the geothermal resources available on the national territory makes it possible to visualize and evaluate the exploitable potential of this resource”, announced CEREFE, referring to data from the Algerian Atlas of Renewable Energy Resources (ENR).
The atlas presents inventory and temperature maps of the main geothermal resources of Algeria plus the geothermal gradient, thermal conductivity and heat flux. “The maps presented in this atlas provide an assessment tool and decision-making aid for the exploitation of geothermal deposits available in Algeria”, announced CEREFE.
The geothermal energy CEREFE asserts, can be exploited for the production of electricity, the heating of premises (hotels, bungalows) of geothermal stations as well as the heating of agricultural greenhouses.
Author: GBA News Desk
Source: Algerian Press Service (APS)