Mr. Boukhalfa Yaïci - General Manager, Cevital Energies Renouvelables – Desertec Industry Initiative (DII)
Mr. Yaïci began by describing Cevital as a major Algerian industrial company with $2 billion in revenues in 2008 and 7,400 employees. He stated the MENA region had deserts with tremendous amounts of solar energy.
He described the DII as a Club of Rome-based initiative. The goal was to provide EU and MENA with substantial renewable energy by 2025.
In the next three years, it plans to:
1) Promote the creation of a favorable regulatory environment
2) Promote the creation of a roll-out plan to realize its ambitions on renewable energy
3) Proposal of concrete “reference projects”
4) Additional, or more detailed studies, where needed.
An important issue for DESERTEC is to “build bridges” between the EU and MENA countries.
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