International operators have expressed their interest in the achievement of 5 solar photovoltaic power plant projects in the governorates of Tozeur, Sidi Bouzid, Kairouan, Gafsa and Tataouine, said the Ministry of Industry and SMEs on Monday.
These are concession projects for the production of 500 megawatts of electricity from renewable energies (solar photovoltaic PV), production planned by Tunisia as part of its solar plan and its strategy to promote green energy.
The production rates proposed as part of the financial offers collected range from 71.8 to 84.1 millimes per kilowatt/hour, according to the Ministry’s statement.
The tariff proposed by the Norwegian company Scatec for the construction of the 200 megawatts Tataouine PV solar power plant (71.8 millimes per kilowatt/hour) “is the lowest in Africa and among the best in the world,” according to the Department of Industry.
“These tariffs will reduce the costs of electricity production on a national scale and reduce natural gas imports by 5%”. These projects, which cost 1200 million dinars, will start operating from 2021. Tunisia plans to increase the share of renewable energies in the energy mix to 30% by 2030.