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In Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants, electricity and heat are produced and used simultaneously from the same primary energy source and within the same installation.  Electricity is produced from an alternator coupled to a heat engine or turbine.

At the same time, heat is produced through the recovery of the system’s waste thermal energy.

A CHP project must ensure compliance with two essential points in order to optimize the use of fuel:  firstly, overall efficiency needs to exceed 60%;  secondly, the thermal recovery ratio must be at least 50%.

ANME has involved the sector’s various stakeholders in endorsing its proposals for promoting this technology.  The project has been presented to the CHP Prior Consultation Commission (the Commission de Consultation Préalable de Cogénération – CCPC) made up of ANME, DGE and STEG – which has given its views on technical aspects of the project.

If a CHP project is judged to be energy-efficient under the terms of Decree 2000-3232 relating to cogeneration (CHP), ANME will issue the company with a certificate confirming its energy efficiency status.  Enterprises seeking to develop CHP projects can benefit from grants of 70% of the cost of feasibility studies up to a ceiling of 30,000 DT and 20% of the cost of material investments up to a ceiling of 200,000 DT.


Cogeneration procedure

  • 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.
  • 45%
    International negotiations on climate change resulted in a historic agreement in December 2015 in Paris called the "Paris Agreement"
  • 35%
    Penetration rate of renewable energies in electricity production in 2030