Faced with the global problems of sustainable energy supply and environmental protection, Algeria is doing its part to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, increase the share of renewable energies (RE) and improve energy efficiency (EE). The implementation of the Program for the Development of Energy Efficiency until 2030, established in 2011 and updated in 2015, is part of this strategy. As far as industry is concerned, a regulation obliges large consumers to carry out energy audits every three years. These energy audits are supported by financing measures. Energy cooperation is implemented through the Algerian-German Energy Partnership. The pilot Energy Efficiency Network (EEN) is led by the Ministry of Energy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (ME) and the National Agency for the Promotion and Rationalization of Energy (APRUE).
The establishment of an EEN consists of three phases. The recruitment phase, which includes the development of the concept and the recruitment of companies. The second phase is the energy audit phase. In each company, the potential for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions is analyzed. Based on this plan, a target to be achieved is set together with the company manager. The third phase is the network meeting phase, where one company at a time presents its energy measurements and an exchange takes place.
The aim of the project is to support Algerian stakeholders in setting up a first energy efficiency network in companies and familiarize these stakeholders with the EEN method. The goal for Algeria is to create further energy efficiency networks in order to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions through efficiency measures and to increase the share of renewable energies.