Desertec: Cooperation between Algeria and Germany   Leave a comment

The principle is that these initiatives bring something to the national development of renewable energy.
And of course with the need for technology transfer and local production of equipment for production facilities of lectricity from the sun.

May 19, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Youcef Yousfi, was, at the headquarters of the Ministry in Algiers, the CEO of the DII, Paul Van Son.Auparavant, the delegation of Desertec was received at the seat of Sonelgaz group.

After a debate that lasted several months on membership or not of Algeria Desertec project, a visit by President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Germany has led to contacts between the promoters and Algerian officials Desertec that were part of the official delegation, including Minister of Energy and Mines Youcef Yousfi.

During the visit in December 2010 in Germany, the AFP had reported that “the Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the establishment of a Joint Economic Committee, including develop cooperation in the field of renewable energy. ”

Stating that “for cooperation with Germany, Algerian President stressed the importance of the project Desertec, led by German firms, which aims to create within 40 years a vast network of wind turbines and solar North Africa and the Middle East, eventually expected to provide up to 15% of electricity consumption in Europe. ”

“We will work in new energies through a massive project called Desertec project, we will deepen mutual agreement,” he declared, according to AFP. “Merkel and Bouteflika had to discuss this matter further during a working lunch at the chancellery with representatives of companies involved in the project,” the source said. The tour leaders Desertec in Algeria had already been announced by the Minister of Energy in March to the NPC.

He reiterated the government’s position is to work with those who bring something to the national development of renewable energy such as solar. With, of course, the need for technology transfer and local production of equipment for facilities producing electricity from the sun.
According to the official statement issued May 19, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Youcef Yousfi, expressed to the CEO of the DII, Paul Van Son, the availability of Algeria to establish with the initiators of this project solar power a long-term partnership.

Mr. Yousfi reiterated the position of Algeria vis-à-vis the project in an interview with the primary responsibility for Desertec, held at the headquarters of his ministry, the source said. The minister said that Algeria was ready “to start a cooperation based on a long term partnership integrating essential equipment manufacturing industry in Algeria, the realization of future solar power plants, training and research and development with research centersAlgerian and laboratories. ”

On another level, and the minister said, “This partnership should also allow Algeria access to foreign markets for export of electricity.”

The program of renewable energy and energy efficiency launched by Algeria, was presented to officials Desertec. Van Son scored in this regard, his interest in this ambitious program and expressed the availability of the consortium to contribute to its realization, the statement said. The press release announcing that the group Sonelgaz Desertec and consider a draft agreement for cooperation in this direction has formalized the relationship.

source: Elwatan (Lies Sahar)

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Posted July 9, 2011 by newworldconsulting in Uncategorized

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