Solar in Algeria: Desertec signs Memorandum of Understanding
Only after two weeks, Desertec signs a second cooperation agreement aimed to produce solar energy in Northern Africa: In the margins of the EU-Algeria Meeting on renewable energies and energy efficiency this Friday, 9 December, Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII) and Sonelgaz will sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
Desertec aims at creating the framework for generating sustainable and climate-friendly power in the deserts of the Middle East and North Africa. Sonelgaz is the Algerian gas and electricity supplier and plays a key role in implementing Algeria's renewable energy programme. Together Desertec and Sonelgaz combine technology, engineering and access to the local market.
Two weeks ago, Desertec signed a cooperation agreement with Medgrid, an industrial initiative. Whereas Desertec focuses on the production of solar, Medgrid focuses on the transmission network.
Energy Commissioner Oettinger will attend the signing event at the Berlaymont building (13th floor, Salon 2). Journalists are invited to a photo opportunity on 9 December at 8:30 CET. For further information and registration please contact the press team of Energy Commissioner.
Information on the Mediterranean Solar Plan here: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/international/euromed_en.htm