Algeria plans to issue a tender for bids on the construction of three solar PV plants. The plants will have a combined capacity of about 4,000 MW, and according to the North African country’s Ministry of Energy it has already received interest from several energy and financial firms.

In a statement, Energy Minister Nouredine Bouterfa did not offer a specific timeline for the three plants.

The three plants would help meet Algeria’s domestic demand for power and allow for exports of power to neighboring countries, a source at the Energy Ministry told Reuters.

Algeria should garner significant interest in the solar PV plants if its last tender was anything to go by. In mid-March the country revealed that it had received 34 bids for the tender to construct a 10-MW solar plant in Bir Rebaa North that was issued by Sonatrach in conjunction with ENI.

Source: Alternative Energy Africa

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