Elaborating the regulatory and incentive framework for energy efficiency in Algeria

Energy efficiency holds an important place in the country's energy policy. Indeed, a proactive programme for 2030 on energy efficiency was adopted by the Algerian government in 2016.  In particular, it provides for a reduction in energy demand from 80 Mtoe to 73 Mtoe by 2030. The implementation of this multisectoral programme would generate a cumulative gain of 63 Mtoe by 2030.

To promote energy efficiency, Algeria has promulgated a series of regulations for more than twenty years and is still looking for an appropriate framework to better address the energy transition. However, the regulatory and incentive framework for energy efficiency needs to be improved in order to achieve the national objectives.


This study aims at elaborating an inventory of the energy efficiency regulations in Algeria and at benchmarking with selected countries in order to draw the best practices for the development and promotion of energy efficiency. The study covers the following areas:

  • The overall regulatory framework regarding energy efficiency in Algeria, including the laws and implementing regulations, and the various amendments.
  • The regulatory framework and roles of the institutions in charge of promoting EE in Algeria.
  • Incentives and penalties put in place by the government to promote EE, including financing instruments.
  • A review of the implementation of existing regulations and incentives.
  • A comparative study with the regulatory and institutional framework in three benchmark countries (Germany, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia).
  • Definition of key processes that have the potential to support the implementation strategy of measures to improve energy efficiency indicators.
  • Recommendations for the improvement of the regulatory framework and the implementation of implementing legislation taking into account the Algerian context and the results of the international benchmark.




February 2020 – July 2021


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)