Sonelgaz - Renewable Energy Program 22000 MW

General Information
Owner Societe Algerienne de Production de l’Electricite
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Algeria
Status --
Sector Power, Generation, Solar Power Farm
Contract Type Design Build (DB)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $20817m
Award Date November 2023
Completion Date August 2030
Last Updated On May 2023
ProjectId (Old, New) 14975, 251352


Societe Algerienne de Production de l’Electricite (Sonelgaz) is planning to develop a renewable energy program of 22,000 MW in Algeria.

Algeria is set to commence the development of its Renewable Energy program from 2011 to 2030. The program will include energy sources like solar photovoltaic, wind power, solar energy, biomass energy, cogeneration and geothermal. The market needs of Algeria over a period of 15 years are 22 GW and 4500 MW is expected to be realized before 2020. Solar PV will form a large part of this program, closely followed by wind power. Once, this program is realized by 2030, about 27% of its energy production through renewable sources. The program consists of installing up to 22,000 MW of power generating capacity from renewable sources between 2011 and 2030, of which 12,000 MW will be intended to meet the domestic electricity demand and 10,000 MW for export. In the course of the program about 60 solar photovoltaic and concentrating solar power plants, wind farms, as well as hybrid power plants, shall be installed.

The US$34,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of solar 13,575MW photovoltaic

2. Construction of 5,010MW wind power

3. Construction of 2,000MW solar energy

4. Construction of 1,000MW biomass

5. Construction of 400 MW cogeneration

6. Construction of 15 MW geothermal

Second Section

26 May 2023

Tafouk 1 Renewable Energy Program (4000 MW):There is no major development on the project.

22 January 2023

Solar 1000 MW Project: The project has been put on hold.

22 September 2022

Tafouk 1 Renewable Energy Program (4000 MW): The main contract tender is yet to be issued.

21 December 2021

The project is in the initial stage of development for Tafouk 1 solar program project.

01 March 2021

Market sources indicate that there is no news regarding the main contract tender issue.

24 September 2020

There is no news regarding the main contract tender issue

03 May 2020

We have not been able to obtain further updates on this project. We have retained the same project stage and amended the key dates accordingly. We will update the profile as soon as we obtain any new information.

21 November 2019

Phase II of CSP (2000MW) package has been revived and study activities are underway.

05 July 2018

Study activities are underway.

18 April 2018

*Sonelgaz - 22 GW Renewable Energy Program:CSP: Phase II (2000 MW) *Sonelgaz - 22 GW Renewable Energy Program: Wind Power Plant (516 MW) The project continues to be on hold and the time frame for the revival of the project is still unknown.

18 December 2017

*Sonelgaz - 22 GW Renewable Energy Program: Wind Power Plant (516 MW) *Sonelgaz - 22 GW Renewable Energy Program:CSP: Phase II (2000 MW) The project has been kept on hold due to financial issues and the time frame for the revival is unknown at this moment.

29 September 2017

*Sonelgaz - 22 GW Renewable Energy Program: Wind Power Plant (516 MW) Project *Sonelgaz - 22 GW Renewable Energy Program: CSP: Phase II (2000 MW) The study on the project is still underway.

30 June 2017

*Sonelgaz - 22 GW Renewable Energy Program:CSP: Phase II (2000 MW) *Sonelgaz - 22 GW Renewable Energy Program: Wind Power Plant (516 MW) The project continues to be under phase and it is understood that the government is yet dealing with the legal and administrative matters on the project.

16 March 2017

European Union (EU) will provide funding for the project.

24 October 2016

The Ministry of Energy is currently preparing necessary documents for the implementation of the project. They are also in talks with foreign companies to implement the project.

23 June 2016

*Sonelgaz - Wind Power Plant (516 MW) *Sonelgaz - Concentrated Solar Power Plant: Phase 1B (2475 MW) Sonelgaz is in talks with the African Development Bank to finance its renewable energy projects.

19 May 2016

*Sonelgaz - Photo-voltaic Power Plant: Phase 1A (1,228MW): The project is complete.

30 March 2016

The ministry of energy is going to launch the national and international EOI in a short time for the renewable energy development. The solar panel plants located in Tindouf (9MW) and in Tamanrasset (13MW) are complete. And the one in Ourgla (El hadjira) is expected to be operational by end June 2016.

28 December 2015

The Algerian government called Rouiba Eclairage to invest for Renewable Energies.

30 September 2015

*Sonelgaz - Concentrated Solar Power Plant: Phase 1B (2475 MW) The Algerian government is in plans to raise its renewable energy targets from the existing 12 GW to 25 GW by 2030. In this regard, Algeria is also promoting private investment in this sector by creating a relatively liberalized regulatory framework.

30 June 2015

*Photo-voltaic Power Plant: Phase 1A (1,228MW) : The construction works have progressed upto 80 per cent and the project will be completed by the end of September 2015 for Sonelgaz - 233MW Photovoltaic Solar Project. *Concentrated Solar Power Plant: Phase 1B (2475 MW) : The client has signed agreement with Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean (“RES4MED”) in order to support in renewable energy projects. *Wind Power Plant (516 MW) : The client has signed agreement with Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean (“RES4MED”) in order to support in renewable energy projects.

06 April 2015

Construction works are ongoing on this project and the overall project will be completed by 2015 for Sonelgaz - 233MW Photovoltaic Solar Project

27 January 2015

The total production capacity will be increased from 12000MW (as originally planned in 2011) to 25000MW. The updated details will be announced by the Energy Ministry in the coming weeks. The project is expected to be completed in 2030.

27 January 2015

Feasibility studies have already been carried out for the remaining 12,000MW already planned. Generation capacity of 10,000MW intended for export is unlikely to materialise.

27 November 2014

Dii Eumena will only be a service provider and consulting firm on the project.

25 November 2014

Desertec has withrawn from the initiative to provide solar power generated in the Sahara Desert to southern Europe. It had set a target of 10,000MW of renewables capacity for export. The new Dii will now focus on providing services primarily to its shareholders, facilitating and supporting concrete project activities in the Middle East and North Africa as a service company.

13 August 2014

The study phase of the project is complete, implementation is ongoing. Currently Sonelgaz is working on the photo voltaic plants.

21 April 2014

The project is still in the study stage.

05 July 2013

Phase 1 will be a 4.2 GW masterplan of the renewables program, and all the projects under this masterplan are in the study phase now.

18 March 2013

Industry sources indicate that the decision on the renewable energy program is still pending and is expected by Q2, 2013.

23 October 2012

Industry sources indicate that the project is currently under discussion between the Desertec and the Algerian government and a decision is expected by Q1 2013.

23 August 2012

Sonelgaz announced plans to develop 22000MW Renewable Energy Program in Algeria.

23 August 2012

The MOU was signed in December 2011, however they are yet in discussion about the scope of the project.

23 August 2012

Planning activities are underway.