Local economic development through renewable energy projects in Algeria

The economic opportunities associated with the development of renewable energy are a strong argument to motivate and support RE deployment. GWS has contributed decisively to method development both in Germany and internationally. Algeria aims to increase RE's share of the electricity mix to 27% and its installed capacity to 37% by 2030. Since 2015, 20 solar parks (photovoltaic) with a total installed capacity of 343 megawatts (MW) have been put into operation. In the period from 2016 to 2020, solar or RE power plants with a total capacity of 4,000 MW are to be built. To estimate the employment effect of this development path in Algeria, the following steps are planned:

1. Estimate of jobs to be created under the RE projects in Algeria until 2030 (gross, net, direct, indirect)

2. Estimation of the contribution to the development of the service sector (SMEs, jobs)

3. Identification of RE technologies to be prioritized from the point of view of job creation