Algeria’s transmission system operator, Société Algérienne Gestionnaire du Réseau de Transport de l’Electricité (GRTE), has received a grant from the Unites States government to modernize its electricity grid, which will help Algeria transition toward renewable energy.
The $588,100 in U.S. government assistance will help GRTE plan the development of an automated distributed control system which will allow it to integrate renewable energy from solar and wind sources into its grid. This system will increase the efficiency of GRTE’s grid while strengthening its management of Algeria’s distributed power generation resources.
Gautam Rana, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers believes that this “Assistance will not only Bolster the bilateral ties between the two countries but also join the efforts to secure reliable, clean and renewable energy for the people of Algeria”
Rana spoke during the signing ceremony on Wednesday in a virtual event that was also attended by Enoj T. Ebong, USTDA’s Acting Director who remarked that “USTDA’s support of this project exemplifies our commitment to supporting climate-smart infrastructure around the globe.”
He added, “GRTE’s goal of a renewable energy future is a priority that USTDA is proud to support. USTDA’s assistance will also create opportunities for GRTE to benefit from cutting-edge American technologies as it embarks on its planned grid upgrades.”