Voltalia secures 130-MW solar park deal in Tunisia
Voltalia SA has been awarded a project to build a 130-MW solar park in Tunisia near the city of Gafsa. Construction is set to begin in 2025 with commercial
May 9, 2024 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Voltalia, Tunisia, Africa, PV Power Plant
Tunisia Comes Up With Solar Power Tenders Of 1 GW
Tunisia is catching up on its renewable energy targets to decarbonise its economic climate and contribute to the global efforts for dealing with the difficulty of climate change. In a fresh development, Tunisia's Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has released 2 new tenders for the development of solar PV projects of cumulative capacity of 1 GW. The Tunisian government intends to construct eight solar energy plants having capacities of 100 MW in the first procurement exercise. According to the strategies, the project programmers will need to recognize as well as secure land for the solar projects. Tunisia intends to produce 30% of electricity from renewables by the end of this decade. The government is also aiming to decrease its carbon intensity by 41% by 2030. In the existing system of points, tenders will be awarded in four various rounds. Bidders can submit the solar energy project proposals by June 15, 2023 for the first round. The submission for the fourth as well as final round can be carried out in September 2025; the date is yet to be disclosed. The Tunisian authorities will certainly look to establish two 100 MW solar plants in the second tender in Hecha and also Khobna, in the governorates of Gabes and Sidi Bouzid. For this, the project developers will certainly be required to submit their proposals until May 18. According to reports, the projects that will be chosen for development most likely sell green power to Société tunisienne de l'électricité et du gaz (STEG), the state-owned grid operator of Tunisia. Some lasting power purchase agreements are expected to be inked for the purpose. Other details of procurement are yet to be divulged by the authorities. By the end of 2021, the overall mounted solar PV capacity of Tunisia was just 95 MW according to the IRENA. Previously this month, the African Development Bank Group accepted a $27 million and EUR10 million financing plan to co-finance the building of Tunisia's 100 MW Kairouan solar energy plant. It is among the 5 sustainable projects awarded in 2019 by the Tunisian government. Recently, its Energy Minister announced that the Mediterranean nation wants to add 2000 MW of green energy via RE tenders. In December 2019, Tunisia completed a 500 MW solar energy tender.
Jan 10, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, STEG, Tunisia, Africa, Solar Power Projects, Hecha, Khobna, Société tunisienne de l’électricité et du gaz, Tunisia PPAs, Tunisian
Tunisia's initial floating solar station starts to operate
they are set up on a water body. So this evaporation of water in nations like Tunisia, Which is water-stressed, certainly permits the dams to keep more water
Nov 14, 2022 // Plants, Floating PV, Tunisia, Africa, Omar Bey
Tunisia intends 1.7 GW of renewable energy projects
discussed that there are three renewable energy programmes in Tunisia-- the concessions scheme for projects of over 100 MW, one that sustains
Jan 4, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Tunisia, Africa
Tunisia-based 5 MW solar facility supplemented with 2.2 MW of storage
Tataouine Governorate. The solar facility was constructed in cooperation with Tunisia’s ETAP. No financial or technical details are revealed except that the
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, solar-plus-storage, Tunisia, Africa, Eni
Nareva and Engie collaborate to construct Tunisia-based PV station
won the project in the international auction held by Ministry of Energy of Tunisia and STEG. The scope of work of the 20-year project ranges from designing to
Jan 17, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Engie, pv power plants, Nareva, Tunis, Saïd Elhadi
Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Republic of Tunisia
by natural gas, production of which has gone stale recently, leaving Tunisia significantly susceptible to provide interruptions as well as unpredictable
Jun 10, 2021 // Market Research, Tunisia, Africa
Tunisia presents brand-new regulations for self-consumption, internet metering
Tunisian federal government has actually released a mandate that will certainly permit personal firms to generate renewable resource for self-consumption
Feb 28, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, Tunisia, Africa
Tunisia authorizes 500 MW of solar projects
stated recently on its website. The brand-new projects will certainly help Tunisia decrease its natural gas imports by 6% and reduce costs by TND 130
Mar 7, 2022 // Plants, Tunisia, Africa, solar projects
An Additional 70 MW PV Tender In Tunisia
Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has actually tendered another 70 MW of solar PV capacity. There are two parts to this tender. In the
Sep 25, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, tender, Tunisia, Africa
Tunisia's first floating PV project
Tunisian state-owned energy Société Tunisienne de l'Electricité et du Gaz (STEG) is planning a 200 kW floating PV plant at the Lake of Tunis in the capital. A press release provided by the power company stated the installation needs to be operational following year and will power the Tunis area of Berges du Lac. The project will be funded with an unspecified amount from the Private Sector Study and Aid Fund of the Directorate-General of the French Ministry of Economy. The plant will be constructed by French power gigantic Total, via its Qair renewables advancement business, previously Qadran International. The project will come under the guidance of the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and also Energy Transition, which has actually also asked Qair to examine the country's floating solar capacity. Qair is already constructing a 10 MW ground-mounted solar plant in Tunisia which was selected by the federal government in a tender finalized in June. In January, the Total-owned programmer safeguarded the tender to construct a 4 MW floating PV project in the Seychelles by sending the lowest cost bid for the power to be generated: $0.095/ kWh.
Jul 13, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, floating PV, Tunisia, Africa
Scatec Solar Bags 3 Solar Projects Worth 360 MW in Tunisia
Solar has been awarded three solar power plant projects in Tunisia totaling approximately 360 MW, following an international tender launched by the
Dec 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Raymond Carlsen, Scatec Solar, Tunisia, Africa
Tunisia announces grid-connection of its first solar park
Tunisian prime minister Youssef Chahed has officially commissioned the country’s first large-scale solar park, the 10 MW Tozeur I solar facility. The project is owned by Tunisian state-owned utility Société tunisienne de l’électricité et du gaz (STEG), and is located near Tozeur, in the south of the country. STEG kicked off the tender for the project in 2014. Italian solar developer Ternienergia, won the €12.5 million EPC contract for the project in March 2017. The €16 million project was financed by German development bank KFW, under Tunisia’s Plan Solaire Tunisien (PST) program. KFW provided a €12 million low-interest rate loan for the plant’s construction, and a further €0.5 million for additional services related to the project. A twin project is coming STEG is also currently developing another 10 MW solar park in the area, the Centrale Photovoltaique Tozeur II. The tender for this project was issued by the company in December 2017. Both Tozeur projects are the only large-scale solar plants being developed in the country outside of the government’s tender mechanism, which includes two separate 70 MW tenders for projects up to 10 MW, and a unique tender for 500 MW of larger solar parks. Preliminary results of this tender indicate surprisingly low bids, the lowest coming in at $0.0244/kWh. Projects selected in all of these auctions are expected to sell power to STEG under a long-term PPA. Under its renewable energy strategy, Tunisia aims at achieving 4.7 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, STEG, Tozeur, Tunisia, KFW, Plan Solaire Tunisien, Youssef Chahed
Tunisia launches tender for another 70 MW of solar
Tunisia’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has kicked-off a third tender for the development and construction of several solar power plants not exceeding 10 MW in size. Through this third procurement exercise, the Tunisian government is seeking to build six solar power plants with an installed power capacity of 10 MW each and ten 1 MW small solar parks. The deadline to submit project proposals is November 26 and plants will have to be constructed under the Build Own Operate (BOO) mode. Selected projects will sell electricity to Tunisia’s state-owned utility, Société Tunisienne de l’électricité et du gaz (STEG) under a long-term PPA. The tender is part of a series planned by the Tunisian government, which aims to install around 1 GW of renewable energy capacity in the period 2017-2020. Through a first tender of the same kind, which was launched in May 2017, the Tunisian government contracted seven 10 MW projects from domestic companies and Tunisian-international consortia. Construction the first project started in May. A second tender for another 70 MW of solar was launched last year. In this process, the Tunisian authorities decided on six 10 MW projects proposed by Tunisian and international developers. The ministry is also preparing to tender another 500 MW of solar for larger projects. So far, it has released a list of 16 prequalified developers. The round will facilitate the construction of a 200 MW solar plant in Tataouine, in the Sahara Desert; two 100 MW PV facilities in Kairouan and Gafsa; and two 50 MW solar parks in Sidi Bouzid and Tozeur. Under its renewable energy strategy, Tunisia aims to deploy around 4.7 GW of clean energy capacity by 2030.  
Jul 15, 2019 // Large-Scale, Société Tunisienne de l’électricité et du gaz (STEG), STEG, Build Own Operate, BOO
AMEA Power to break ground on 100-MW solar project in Tunisia in H1 2023
park will certainly be located in Metbassta, Kairouan Governate, in northern Tunisia's inland desert, and also will certainly can generating nearly 230 GWh
Dec 8, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tunisia, Africa, amea power, Solar Project