DJELFA – Monday, 08 May 2023 (APS) – Renewable energy and applied automation experts attending an international conference held on Sunday at Djelfa’s “Ziane Achour” University stated that Algeria has the resources to rely on a “smooth” transition to renewable energy exploitation.

On the second day of the inaugural conference themed “Renewable Solutions for Ecological Systems…Towards Sustainable Transition,” experts assured that Algeria has the resources and the capacity to rely heavily on a “smooth” transition to renewable energy and to modernize the theoretical and practical systems and mechanisms.

Professor Saad Mkhilef from the Australian University of Technology “Swin Burn” discussed in his presentation on “The Need for Energy Storage” that the energy transition, a hot topic worldwide, should materialize smoothly in Algeria given the natural resources, particularly its vast land and climate diversity.

Similarly, the Palestinian researcher Haitam Abou Erroub, a professor at the American University of Texas in Qatar and Director of the Smart Networks Research Center stated that “the future of renewable energy is promising for Algeria in view of numerous natural resources that make it a preferred supplier of clean energy and enable it to meet domestic and foreign needs.”

On the sidelines of the conference, which brought together 14 researchers from foreign universities and several experts representing Algerian universities, the Director of Studies at the General Directorate of Scientific Research and Technological Development (DGRSDT) at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Aissa Mfedjagh told APS that the issue of energy transition was of “crucial importance under the country’s national policy agenda.”

The Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Ziane Achour University, Professor Ahmed Hafifa highlighted that Algeria’s focus on the use of renewable energy was aimed at keeping up with the global challenges in this field and working to achieve energy security.