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Event The 4th Algeria Electricity and Water Expo 2008

Considered as the most important event of the year in the Algerian electricity and water industries, the 4th Algeria Electricity and Water Expo 2008 will take place at Palais Des Expositions Centre in Algerian capital Algiers on October 28-30, 2008.

This is the Algerian electricity and water industries' biggest playing field. To be a player, join the game. Build your network now and create businesses with.

  • Key government decision-makers
  • Buyers, importers and manufacturers looking for new products and suppliers
  • Retailers searching for the hottest products
  • Businessmen and importers seeking mutually profitable partnerships
  • Wholesalers and distributors looking to strike deals with manufacturers and exporters
  • Importers seeking to acquire exclusive distribution rights in Algeria
  • Media representatives in search of information on trends and hot products in emerging markets

Algeria's Electricity demand is growing at the rate of 2-4 percent per annum and experts predict that by 2010, the country’s power requirement will be 14,000 MW. Sonelgaz is the country’s sole power utility company, generating and distributing 6,345 MW of power.

According to the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Algeria has to build new transmission lines comprising very high tension (VHT) and high-tension wires and about 140 substations to transmit the 8,000 MW of power that it plans to add to the country’s existing capacities by 2010. The country’s electricity augmentation program will likely cost $10 billion.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Energy and Mining, to support its rural electrification program, is taking series of initiatives to attract foreign and private investments into non-conventional power projects, including, hydro, biomass and solar energy.

An inadequate supply of potable water in Algeria is another environmental issue that the country is facing. The persistent water shortage in Algeria is hurting national economy especially when it harms agriculture. Algeria is 95 percent arid land and some 80 percent of Algeria’s land surface is in desert zones where rainfall is practically zero. John Hopkins University predicts that Algeria will have a ratio of water annually of less than 1, 000 cubic meters available water per person in 2025 which makes water one of the main concerns for Algeria’s future. While water sector in Algeria is languid, there is more demand to import.

New-Fields Exhibitions, your window to the world of emerging markets, was quick to recognize the enormous business opportunities available in the booming Algerian water and electricity sector and made plans to hold the Algeria Electricity & Water Expo in the Algerian capital, Algiers. Join us in what will be one of the year’s most important events for the Algerian power industry!


Contact information New-Fields Exhibitions, Inc. 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 600 South, Washington, DC 20004/ Priscilla Valencia, Project Coordinator (email:
Phone: +1 202.536.5000 / +971 (4) 268 6870 ; Direct Line: +1 (202) 370 6620 ; Fax: +971 (4) 262 4569
Event type Conference
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Source New-Fields Exhibitions
Geographical coverage Algeria
Address Palais Des Expositions d’Alger – Algiers, Algeria
Organizer The Ministry of Energy and Mining, Algeria
Target audience International
Period [28/10/2008 - 30/10/2008]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH