Algeria will export electricity to Libya through Tunisia, Energy and Mining Minister Mustapha Guitouni said on Monday.
“Algeria is in the process of preparing the necessary studies to examine the possibility of exporting electricity to Libya through the Tunisian territories,” Guitouni said in response to a question from Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.
Libya suffers from electricity shortages caused by the destruction of a number of power plants, while Algeria is working hard to increase its exports to supply its currency stock.
The minister added that the two countries are cooperating to exchange electricity in summer and seek sources of energy on the Tunisian-Algerian border, through a joint gas exploration company.
The Algerian-Tunisian Energy Cooperation Committee began Sunday a three-day meeting, which saw the signing of a joint agreement to supply the region of Sakiet Sidi
Youssef with Algerian natural gas.