The scarcity of national natural resources along with the increase of energy demand leads Tunisia to initiate an energy transition process focusing on the increase of the share of renewable energies in the production of electricity in order to reach 12% by 2020 and 30% by 2030, in comparison to the current 3%. Indeed, the objective is to reach a renewable electric power of 3815 MW by 2030.

Because enormous investment costs are required to achieve this objective, the Tunisian State has had to request the support of the private sector to reinforce the intervention of the public operator in this field.

To regulate this approach, a new regulatory framework has been put in place by:

In the framework of the implementation of the program for the production of electricity from renewable energies, the Ministry of Energy has published the notice No 1/2016 on electricity generation projects from renewable energy that will be achieved by the public and private sectors during the period 2017/2020 with a total capacity of approximately 1000 MW. The program 2017-2020 includes:

Projects for the production of electricity from renewable energies are carried out within the framework of the requirements determined by the national plan of electric power produced from renewable energies for:

Production d'électricité à partir des énergies renouvelables
  • The housing stock has grown from about 2.9 million houses in 2009 to about 3.3 million in 2015, an increase of 80,000 houses per year. This park is expected to grow faster in the next years because of the various real estate projects planned over the medium term.
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    The scarcity of national natural resources along with the increase of energy demand leads Tunisia to initiate an energy transition process focusing on the increase of the share of renewable energies in the production of electricity in order to reach 12% by 2020 and 30% by 2030, in comparison to the current 3%. Indeed, the objective is to reach a renewable electric power of 3815 MW by 2030.
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    International negotiations on climate change resulted in a historic agreement in December 2015 in Paris called the "Paris Agreement"
  • 30%
    Penetration rate of renewable energies in electricity production in 2030