Minister of Energy Salah Khebri affirmed Sunday in Djelfa that the generation of electricity from renewable energies is likely to reduce the dependence on gas in the generation of this vital energy.
” In addition to the protection of the environment, supporting clean energy will contribute to the reduction of gas exploitation in the generation of electricity,” said the minister, adding that this step aims at diversifying the electric energy sources to meet the country’s needs.
In a press briefing following a two-day working visit to Djelfa, Khebri said that the clean energy programme established by the government is meant to reach a production of 22,000 megawatts by 2030, with an estimated production of about 4500 megawatts by 2020.
In a reply to a question on the market of hydrocarbons and its prices, the minister ensured that this latter is governed “by the principle of supply and demand, combined to the geopolitical context,” underlining that the meeting of Doha (Qatar), scheduled for 17 April 2016, aims at reaching, as a first step, an agreement on the “freeze on the production.”
Source: All Africa