# Geothermal Resources in Algeria

Author
Hakim
AbstractThe electrical energy from renewables in Algeria contributed about 3.4\% (280 MW) in 2008 of a total power of 8.1 GWe and will reach 5\% by the year 2017 according to the Algerian Electricity and Gas Regulation Commission (CREG). The country’s target is reaching 40\% by 2030. The geothermal resources in Algeria are of low-enthalpy type. Most of these geothermal resources are located in the north of the country and generate a heat discharge of 240 MWt.