Electric Grid Interconnection and Gas Transmission Pipelines as an Entry to Achieving Maghreb Economic Integration

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Lamine Hani, Keltoum Bouhenna



Electric grid interconnection is an essential mechanism for optimizing electrical systems, representing a pivotal element of cooperation and fundamental integration across nations globally. Its primary objective is to diminish capital and operational expenditures associated with electricity production, thereby catering to specific demand levels while fostering savings in using primary energy sources.

This research paper endeavors to shed light on the electric grid interconnection initiatives among the Maghreb countries, elucidating the advantages and merits of electrical and natural gas interconnections. It delves into their pivotal role in facilitating the integration of the Maghreb region within the energy sector. The study deduces that electric grid interconnection significantly advances energy integration, effectively addressing any abrupt shortages in electricity supplies across the Maghreb countries. Moreover, it substantially enhances the reliability of these supplies, eliminating apprehensions regarding potential disruptions in the supply chain.

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