Bids for the development of 70 MW of solar project and 130 MW of wind projects have been extended by two months i.e. to October 18, 2018. They were set for August 15, 2018, according to the Ministry of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises.
The capacity of the solar energy project for which tenders are being issued is divided into two categories: the first category applies to six projects with a maximum capacity of 10 megawatts, for a total capacity of 60 megawatts, and the second category, for a total capacity of 10 megawatts, is for ten projects with a maximum capacity of 1 megawatt.
The wind power project includes four projects of 30 megawatts, for a total capacity of 120 megawatts, and two projects of 5 megawatts each.
The electricity produced by these power plants will be sold to the Electricity and Gas Company (STEG).
Tunisia is planning to produce 30% of its electricity from renewable energies by 2030. The objective will be achieved by adding 1 GW of capacity for the period 2017-2020 and 1.25 GW for the period 2021-2030.
In this connection, Tunisia launched other tenders two months earlier for 500 megawatts of solar energy and 500 megawatts of wind energy.