Sonatrach aims to hike total generating capacity to 21.4GW by next summer. But ambitious expansion plans are moving at a snail’s pace amid cash constraints.

Muhammad Arkab, chairman and CEO of Algerian state power giant Sonelgaz says that almost 2.4GW of generation capacity will be added to Algeria’s national grid before the summer of 2018 – equivalent to 12.6% of current 19GW capacity. Current plans envisage 13.52GW of capacity additions, he says.

Mr Arkab did not list...