Algeria-France: Cooperation in renewable energies field touched on

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ALGIERS- The Minister of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies, Benattou Ziane, received, on Thursday, the French Ambassador to Algeria, François Gouyette, with whom he discussed the possible areas of cooperation in the field of renewable energies, said a press release from the ministry.

The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the ministry, is part of the strengthening of bilateral relations in the field of energy transition, in particular, renewable energies, energy efficiency and green hydrogen, specified the same source.

The French ambassador was accompanied by a delegation made up of the head of expertise France, Jeremie Pellet, the director of the French Development Agency (AFD) Sophie Aubert and the economic adviser Mathieu Bruchon.

On this occasion, Mr. Ziane presented the government’s action plan, in its energy transition component, resulting from the commitments of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

He also recalled the large-scale project, addressed to foreign and national investors, that Algeria has launched, for the installation of 1,000 MW annually, 15,000 MW by 2035, with the aim of increasing the share of clean energies, the ministry said.

For his part, the French ambassador expressed France’s availability to support the development plan for the energy transition in Algeria, through technical assistance, in particular by AFD, present in Algeria in numerous collaborative projects.

The French party also expressed the interest shown by French companies in the project recently launched by the ministry, namely the “Solar 1000” project.

The two parties agreed to put in place possible areas of bilateral cooperation concerning solar, wind, thermal energy, the development of self-consumption and energy efficiency, according to the same source.

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