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The Protocol was signed by the Maghreb Committee on Electricity (COMELEC), the Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME), the Association of Mediterranean Transmission System Operators for Electricity (Med-TSO) and the Mediterranean Association of National Energy Control Agencies (MEDENER).
This was done during the joint conference on ‘electricity interconnections in the Mediterranean as a factor for regional integration and a catalyst for the energy transition’.
The Algiers Protocol was signed by Med-TSO General Secretary Angelo Ferrante, COMELEC SG Khaled Nouasri, OME SG Nour Elhouda Allal, and MEDENER SG Roberta Boniotti.
Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, stated that the energy transition was a priority objective, based on the development of new and renewable energies and the taking of effective measures to control our energy consumption, in order to preserve natural resources for future generations.
In this respect, the development of hydrogen has been included among the priorities of the Algerian government’s program and a national strategy for the development of this sector is being finalized. However, the development of hydrogen will require a convergence of several factors, including the establishment of the regulatory and institutional framework, the preparation of human capital, the transfer of technology and financing, but above all the creation of a transparent and competitive market.