Tunisia will equip in the next four years 65,000 houses currently connected to the low-voltage power supply network with photovoltaic units. The annual electricity consumption of target houses ranges between 1,200 and 1,800 kilowatt hours (kWh).
The government entrusted the implementation of the project, which is part of PROSOL ELEC Economique programme, to the National Agency for Energy Command (French: ANME) and the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (French: STEG). The aim is to generate 56 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics, according to data published in the Official Gazette of the Tunisian Republic.
Project costs amount to TND 297.5 million, including TND 152 million financed by loans made by commercial banks in addition to TND 33 million in grant funding by NAMA Facility – a German fund- and TND 97.5 million in financing by the Energy Transition Fund (French: FTE).
The NAMA Facility Board approved in March 2019 a €15.1 million grant financing (TND 33 million) for Tunisia to help it carry out the scaling up of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the building sector project.
The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy signed an agreement with the ANME and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on November 13, 2020, to implement this project.
Source: Tap News Agency