Algeria launches hybrid power plant

The opening of the world’s first hybrid power station marks Algeria’s full entry into the era of clean energy.

Algeria last week inaugurated the first-of-its-kind gas-solar hybrid power facility. The Hassi R’mel power plant in the Tilghemt region has an overall capacity of 150 MW, including 30MW from solar energy.

The completion of the 350 million-euro project is “an eloquent example of co-operation, a ground-breaking experiment for the whole of the Mediterranean region”, said Spanish Industry Minister Miguel Sebastian, who launched the July 14th ceremony with Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi…read more

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