500 MW Tunisia PV Tender

Tunisia Issues Pre-qualification Call For 1 GW Renewable Energy: Solar & Wind Assigned 500 MW Each
01:44 AM (Beijing Time) - 15. May 2018

Key Takeaways

  • Tunisia has issued a pre-qualification call for 500 MW of PV capacity
  • It will be developed on build-own-operate basis in differing capacities
  • The project capacity has been divided into five categories, with the largest of 200 MW to be developed in Sahara Desert
  • The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has also launched pre-qualification round for 500 MW wind power capacityå

The Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has issued a tender for 500 MW PV capacity. It has launched a pre-qualification round for this capacity to be developed on build-own-operate (BOO) basis.

The capacity will be developed across various regions:

  • Project A: 50 MW in the Tozeur governorate
  • Project B: 50 MW in Sidi Bouzid governorate
  • Project C: 100 MW in Kairouan governorate
  • Project D: 100 MW in Gafsa governorate
  • Project E: 200 MW in Tataouine governorate (in Sahara Desert)

 Interested project developers have to get in touch with the ministry for more details. In a separate announcement, it has also issued pre-qualification call for 500 MW of wind power capacity.

 Recently, the government announced winners of a 70 MW PV tender, for which it finally awarded 64 MW. It was in the form of six projects of 10 MW capacity, and four projects of 1 MW capacity.  

 Tunisia wants to increase the share of renewable energy in the total electricity production to 14% by 2020 and 30% by 2030. In 2015, it was only 4%. As per the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the country aims to have 1,610 MW of PV capacity by 2030.

Anu Bhambhani

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