Eni 10 MW Solar Power Plant Online In Tunisia

Italy’s Eni Expands Tunisian Solar Portfolio With 10 MW Tataouine Solar PV Project Online, Under 20-Year PPA With STEG

Eni  10 MW Solar Power Plant Online In Tunisia

The 10 MW Tataouine Solar Plant in Tunisia (in the picture) was recently grid connected by Eni. (Photo Credit: Eni)

  • Eni has announced commissioning of a 10 MW solar power plant in Tataouine, Tunisia
  • The project is expected to generate close to 20 GWh annually under a 20-year PPA with STEG
  • This project expands Eni’s installed PV capacity in the country to 15 MW since it already operates a 5 MW PV facility, also in Tataouine

Italian oil giant Eni has grid connected a 10 MW solar power plant in Tunisia’s Tataouine, expanding its installed PV capacity in the African country to 15 MW comprising a 5 MW facility that supplies power to Eni’s Adam oilfield in Tataouine.

The Tataouine Solar Power Plant is contracted under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply clean energy to the national utility STEG (Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz). It is expected to supply approximately 20 GWh annually to the national grid.

Eni says the 10 MW project was built by a joint venture between itself and Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP) called Société Énergie Renouvelables Eni Etap (SEREE).

“With an installed capacity of 10 MW, the Tataouine plant will contribute to the country’s decarbonization journey and to Eni’s strategy for zeroing GHG emissions by 2050,” stated Eni.

STEG apparently wants more solar energy in the Governorate of Tataouine as it launched a stakeholder consultation in June 2022 for a 200 MW solar PV capacity (see Public Consultation For 200 MW Tunisian PV Plant).

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