Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
With abundant fossil fuel resources, there has historically been little development of the geothermal resource in Algeria. However the New and Renewable Energy Policy of the Ministry of Mines and Energy will help to utilise the resource, which research has shown to exist in the zone to the north of the Tellian Atlas mountains and to the south in the Saharan platform.
Although the area around Biskra has been found to have high-temperature springs, the more than two hundred springs that have been recorded in the northern part of the country are low-temperature. They are used mainly for balneological purposes, although a small amount of greenhouse heating also exists.