The Tunisia Renewable Energy Forum 2019 will bring together the most important government bodies and top Stakeholders from renewable energy industries such as – solar power, wind power, bio energy, geothermal energy, hydro energy and power storage on one platform to discuss the latest developments, the challenges and business opportunities of renewable energy in Tunisia.
The ultimate aim of the event to give a complete outlook on the renewable energy market development in Tunisia.
The Tunisia Renewable Energy Forum 2019 will be the gateway to current and future market trends in the renewable energy sector, for the industry professionals to communicate and share ideas to operate effectively and stay abreast with the latest global trends. It will offer unparalleled opportunities to network with peers and to explore new products, technologies and business opportunities. The summit also aims to create synergy and strengthen the collaboration between the authorities and industries. This forum will be an ideal platform bringing together regional and global solutions and technology providers who will demonstrate cutting-edge innovative solutions that ensures clean and green energy.
The Government of Tunisia has a very ambitious target and plans to invest TND 4.3 billion (USD 1.8 billion/ EUR 1.5 billion) renewable energy investments by 2020 in implementation of its national energy strategy.
Outside generation, the electrical project pipeline also includes the construction of an underwater power line with a transmission capacity of 600 MW to link the power grid of Tunisia to Italy. The 200 km interconnection is expected to cost over EUR 600 million.
Tunisia plans 1.7 GW solar park the first phase of the project, to be implemented between 2018 and 2020, will see the deployment of 200 MW of solar, in addition to the development of 5,000 hectares of agricultural land, the construction of a road, a village, and basic infrastructure, the establishment of a grid connection, and the creation of an international center to support the project.
The second phase, planned for the period 2021-2025, is expected to add a further 500 MW of PV power generation assets, an additional 15,000 hectares of agricultural land, and other infrastructure.
The wind tender covers three projects -- 200 MW at Jbel Abderrahmane in Nabeul governorate, 100 MW at Jbel Tbaga in the governorate of Kebili, and 200 MW of capacity at sites proposed by the developers. The sites for the former two projects are provided by the state.
Tunisia Renewable Energy Action Plan 2030 – designed to establish conditions for the gradual and balanced change in its energy mix. The strategy focuses on the diversification of energy sources and more efficient use of hydrocarbon resources, as well as the creation of 1 GW of clean capacity by 2020, and a further 1,250 MW between 2021 and 2030.