Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Wind Country Notes
Algeria has a moderate wind potential, with speeds ranging from 2 to 6 m/s. The area between Adrar-Tindouf and Timimoun in the southwest of the country has been shown to have the best prospects.
The contribution of wind energy in the Algerian energy balance is not high. At the present time the resource is harnessed to good effect in isolated sites and the main applications are for water pumping, especially in the high plains. However, three projects are currently in progress: the completion of a wind atlas, the completion of a 10 MW hybrid power station (6 MW wind / 4 MW diesel) at Tindouf and the hybridisation of an existing diesel plant at Tindouf.