Tunisia has launched a 210-MW wind and solar tender with the deadline for bids being November 15, the energy minister said on Wednesday, as cited by Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP).
An invitation to tender has been published by the Department of Energy on May 11 with a budget of around TND 400 million (USD 167m/EUR 150m). Energy minister Hela Cheikhrouhou was cited as saying that the goal is to contract power at reasonable prices for Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) customers.
The country aims to boost the renewable energy share in its electrical mix from 1% now to 30% in 2030. This will be achieved with the installation of 1 GW green capacity in 2017-2020 and 1.25 GW in 2021-2030.