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RENEWABLE ENERGY BOOST

Tunisia to issue tender for $1bn solar, wind projects

TUNIS, April 7, 2018

Tunisian government is set to launch an international tender for the construction of solar and wind renewable power plants worth TD2.5 billion ($1.03 billion) by the end of this month, said a report citing the country's Prime Minister. 
 
Youssef Chahed said the government plans to deploy around 1 GW of new renewable energy capacity in the country, reported the PV Magazine.
 
The first tenders for solar and wind, the publication of which has been set for April 27, will lead to the allocation of 300 MW of solar in the states of Gafsa (100 MW), Tataouine (100 MW), Sidibuzid (50 MW) and Tozeur (50 MW); and 300 MW of wind in the states of Nabeul (200 MW) and Kabli (100 MW) it stated.
 
Chahed said overall, these projects are expected to boost the private sector investments to the tune of TD2 billion.
 
Another tender for an additional 200 MW of large-scale renewable energy projects, for an estimated total investment of TD500 million, is being planned for the Tataouine Governorate, he added.
 
The Tunisian Prime Minsiter said several 10 MW solar projects will be set up in Sidi Bouzid, Kairouan, Kasserine and Tataouine areas besides smaller solar parks of 1 MW.
 
The administrative procedures for renewable energy projects up to 1 MW will be simplified via a few, undivulged, changes to the country’s renewable energy law by the end of this year, stated Chahed.
 
Under its renewable energy strategy, Tunisia aims to install 4.7 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, he added.



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