North Africa

Algeria to receive technical assistance from USTDA to modernise grid

The US government has greenlit a technical assistance grant to Société Algérienne Gestionnaire du Réseau de Transport de l’Electricité (GRTE), the transmission system operator in Algeria, aimed at modernising GRTE’s electricity grid to transition in renewable energy.


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‎Egypt to expedite extension of Sinai power ‎supply lines

The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El Sisi has instructed the electricity ministry to expedite the implementation of projects on extensions of power supply lines to Sinai.

Egypt megaproject completed in record time

GENERATION INNOVATION AND OPTIMISATION Since 2010, Egypt has experienced frequent, lengthy power cuts and blackouts. At the peak of the country’s electricity crisis, the power...
Egypt West Bakr Wind Farm

Egypt: West Bakr Wind Farm synchronises first 20 turbines to the grid

The 250MW project is part of the Egyptian government’s Build, Own Operate (BOO) scheme, a key part of the government’s ambitious aims to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2022.
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Power outages and water shortages highlight urgent need for reform

Countries in North Africa and the Middle East need urgent reform in their power and water sectors. Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria have seen an upsurge in protests to power outages, water shortages or in some cases, both.
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Study into Italy-Tunisia undersea electricity connection starts

A marine feasibility study has started for a proposed 600MW Italy-Tunisia interconnection between the countries electricity grids.
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Tunisia: Renewable energy sector poised for growth

RES4Africa Foundation and AFRY says Tunisia could achieve its decentralised renewable energy sector development by opening its market to private investors and improving the energy off-taking conditions by increasing the attractiveness of its self-consumption regime.