Interested in knowing more about renewable energy opportunities in North Africa and the Arab world? Then head to Algeria this May to meet a high profile group of decision makers and companies targeting the growing Algerian energy sector. In step with the Algerian Government’s “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program” penned in March 2011, meet the Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mines along with market leaders and suppliers from 10 countries already confirmed.
Algeria’s leading international renewable energy trade show is organized by the fairtrade Messe and will take place at the Palais des Expositions d’Alger – Safex.
According to Algeria’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program some 22,000 MW of power generating capacity will be installed from renewable sources by 2030.
To reach this ambitious target, exhibiting international market leaders like ABB, Centrotherm, Eurosol, Siemens and WEG are already realizing large scale investments in the Algerian energy market.
Agreements amounting to billions of Euros were signed during the past year with Sonelgaz, Socièté Nationale de l’Electricité et du Gaz, National Society for Electricity and Gas, a state-owned utility in charge of electricity and gas distribution in Algeria: “Algeria aims to be a major actor in the production of electricity from photovoltaic and solar power as it considers this source of energy as an opportunity and a lever for economic and social development, particularly through the establishment of wealth and job-creating industries,” says Kahina Behloul, manager with Eurl fairtrade expo.
The event will include seminars on renewables and energy efficiency, while further value comes via the active participation and possibility of networking with Sonelgaz, NEAL-New Energy Algeria and APRUE-The Algerian National Agency for the Promotion and Rationalization of the Use of.
The German trade fair specialists fairtrade Messe and its Algerian-German team have recognized the potential and the need for the North African energy industry. After the resounding success of elec expo & EneR Event in November 2011 in Morocco, with 213 exhibitors and 5,246 visitors, the 16th elcomUkraine in April 2012 and now the 6th electro, automation & energy also address these topics.
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