Country:Tunisia
Year:2009
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2009
Date Ended:2016
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Policy Support, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Voluntary Approaches>Unilateral Commitments (Private sector)
Policy Target:Wind>Onshore, Solar, Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Wind
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Large
Agency:Ministry of Industry, Energy and Small and Medium Enterprises
URL:http://www.industrie.gov.tn/fr/home.asp
Description:

The Tunisian Solar Plan is a Public-Private Partnership, spanning from 2010 to 2016, promoting renewable energy production through a set of 40 projects and patnerships. Out of these 40 projects, 5 are publicly-led, 29 privately, 5 support the National Solar Plan implementation and one comprises the creation of a new institution, namely the STEG Renewable Energy.

The plan specifically targets wind and solar technologies as well as energy efficiency. PROSOL ELEC, a plan to develop electricity production from solar PV, and PROSOL, to develop solar thermal water heating, are two of the Partnerships major long-running projects.

The National Solar Plan aspires to reduce national energy consumption by 22% in 2016 and GHG total emissions by 1.3 million tCO2 every year. In so doing, the share of renewable energy sources in the total Tunisian energy mix will rise from 0.8% to 4.3% by 2014.

The plan is financed by the National Fund for Energy Efficiency, STEG, private funding and international cooperation funds.

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