Algerian electricity and gas utility Sonelgaz predicts that the country’s electricity consumption will increase by 53.5% over the medium term, from 64.2TWh (equivalent to a daily average supply rate of 7.33GW) in 2015 to 98.6TWh (equivalent daily average 11.22GW) in 2030.

The company also plans a 96% increase in installed electricity generating capacity, from 17.24GW at end- 2015 to 33.78GW in 2020, an average annual hike of 13.9%, according to Sonelgaz figures given in latest edition of the Algerian energy ministry’s Algérie Energie magazine. (CONTINUED - 759 WORDS)