The government of Tunisia has put in action the first phase of its renewable energy action plan that aims to install 1GW of capacity by 2020.
At the end of last year, following a number of energy studies and due to the lack of a unified energy strategy, the country’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy launched a new plan and strategy looking forward to 2030.
Under the new plans, Tunisia’s aim is to produce 30% of Tunisia’s electricity from renewable energy sources in 2030.
Looking to achieve this, the country plans to install 1GW worth of renewable energy between this year and 2020, and, in a second phase of the strategy, to install 1.25GW between 2021 and 2030.
Tunisia reportedly already started implementing its strategy in early 2017, aiming to develop 650MW of solar capacity and 350MW of wind capacity for a total investment of around Tnd 2bn ($860m).
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