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Ziane receives a delegation from the American company General Electric Energy

The Minister of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies, Ziane Benattou, received a delegation from the American company “General Electric Energy LLC”, led by the President of GE Algeria, Mehdi Ferdjioui, with whom he discussed the technical cooperation for the development of the wind power sector.

During this meeting held on Wednesday, Mr. Ziane presented, briefly, the activity programs of his sector which revolve around the national strategy of the energy transition centered, mainly, on the massive development and the promotion of renewable energies and energy efficiency, said a statement from the ministry.

For his part, Mr. Ferdjioui, presented the vision of his industrial group in terms of solutions, development studies and equipment, in the wind power sector, said the same source.

He thus presented the development project of a wind farm in the Djelfa region, which can accommodate up to 2000 MW, “in partnership with a private national operator”, says the press release.

On this occasion, the two parties had to “discuss technical cooperation for the development and promotion of the wind power sector given the great potential Algeria has in terms of wind power potential, availability of land surface as well as the availability of electrical works for connection and injection”, according to the press release.

During the discussions, “the forthcoming programming of a brainstorming session was also mentioned in order to take stock of wind power in Algeria, to inquire more about the evolution of world technologies in the field and to promote Win- Win with the countries that are holders of this type of technology”, adds the document.

The ministry reports, on the other hand, “that a memorandum of understanding between Algeria and the United States of America in the field of Renewable Energies is being finalized by the two parties”.

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