Algeria plans to issue several tenders for renewable energy projects this year as it seeks to meet growing demand for electricity and save gas for export, an official told Reuters.
The country is looking to increase its power production through these solar plants by 22,000 MW by 2030. Tenders will be issued soon for these plants with a capacity of 150 MW.
"We are (also) planning tenders to produce 2,000 MW before the end of 2020," the official said, without offering further details.
"Our development plan is also aimed at maintaining contractual commitments with partners in terms of gas supply," said Noureddine Yassa, head of a National Renewable Energy Development Center set up to develop the sector.
Solar energy will also be used at oil and gas fields.