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Algeria to receive technical assistance from USTDA to modernise grid

The US government has greenlit a technical assistance grant to Société Algérienne Gestionnaire du Réseau de Transport de l’Electricité (GRTE), the transmission system operator in Algeria. The purpose of the grant is to modernise GRTE’s electricity grid and help Algeria transition towards renewable energy.

The $588,100 in US government assistance will help GRTE plan the development of an automated distributed control system that 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.

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“We are proud to support this opportunity to not only bolster the bilateral relationship between our two countries, but also to join in the efforts to secure reliable, clean and renewable energy for the people of Algeria,” said Gautam Rana, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Algiers, during a Wednesday virtual signing ceremony.

In addition to the Chargé d’Affaires, GRTE representatives and representatives from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) attended the ceremony. USTDA, which funded the technical assistance, links US businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries such as Algeria.

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 “USTDA’s support of this project exemplifies our commitment to supporting climate-smart infrastructure around the globe,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Acting Director. “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.”

Nomvuyo Tena
Nomvuyo Tena is a Content Producer at Clarion Events Africa and is as passionate about the energy transition in Africa as she is about music and Beyonce.

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