In 2013, Tunisia engaged in a national debate on how to implement an energy transition strategy for the period to 2030.

This initiative took place in the context of a worsening structural energy deficit, an increasingly unstable international oil market, and a vertiginous increase in Tunisian state energy subsidies.

The debate galvanized all the stakeholders – including ministries, local authorities, civil society and international partners – to find tangible and equitable solutions to these challenges.

In this context, ANME is committed to achieving the following three energy transition objectives:

 

Increasing the share of renewable energies to 30% of the electricity mix by 2030

 

Reducing primary energy demand by 30% in 2030, compared to 2010 levels

 

Reducing carbon emissions by 41% in 2030, compared to 2010 levels

In order to achieve these objectives, ANME is pursuing the following initiatives:

  • Managing mandatory, periodic energy audits in the industry, transport and service sectors; and consulting on large energy consuming projects subject to mandatory prior consultation;
  • Proposing incentives, promotions and procedures likely to reduce energy consumption;
  • Certifying equipment, materials and products that optimize energy efficiency or that relating to renewable energies. Such certification provides benefits in accordance with current rules and regulations;
  • Encouraging the use of techniques and technologies that optimize energy efficiency;
  • Developing pilot projects in the field of energy management and monitoring the implementation of these projects;
  • Providing training in the field of energy management in collaboration with our national and international partners;
  • Planning and implementing national awareness-raising and education programmes in the field of energy management;
  • Participating in scientific research programmes in the field of energy management;
  • Studying, organizing and evaluating energy management projects and carrying out research related to ANME’s fields of activity, in particular on the connection between reductions in energy consumption and the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Developing a database of energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions, with an analysis of the links to energy management indicators.

  • 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.
  • 30%
    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.
  • 41%
    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