10MW Solar PV Project Inaugurated in Tunisia

  • Eni International, a unit of Italian oil group Eni has inaugurated a 10MW solar PV project in Tataouine, Tunisia.

The project was awarded to the ETAP-Eni consortium following a public tender issued by the Tunisian authorities in accordance with the country’s licensing regulations and will supply electricity to the State-owned company Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG).

The project will be carried out by a new joint venture between Eni and ETAP which focuses exclusively on the production of energy from renewables.

The plant, equipped with a solar tracking system capable of optimising the energy produced, will provide the national grid with more than 20 GWh/year of electricity and saving a total of about 260,000 tons of CO2 during its planned 25 years of operation.

The project forms part of Tunisia’s 70MW tender where winning bidders were announced last month. Read more

Tunisia also has a 500 MW tender which has been shortlisted. Projects range from 50MW to 200MW. Read more

Eni will also complete its construction of the Adam photovoltaic field in Tataouine this year, which will have a maximum installed capacity of 5 MW, whose power will be used directly from the industrial site. The new site has been built with innovative hybrid and energy storage systems that will be integrated into the plant’s existing turbines, reducing gas consumption, operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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