July 16 (Renewables Now) - The government of Tunisia last week opened a call for projects under the third round of its authorisation scheme for renewables, seeking to award 70 MW of solar power capacity.
Interested parties can apply by November 26, 2019, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies announced on Thursday.
The scope of the tender includes the development and construction of 60 MW of PV parks whose individual capacities will not exceed 10 MW, along with 10 MW of small-scale installations of up to 1 MW each. Selected parties will be awarded long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with state-owned utility Societe Tunisienne de l’electricite et du gaz (STEG).
The competitive round is part of a series of tenders Tunisia will hold to support its goal of adding 1 GW of renewables in 2017-2020 and 1.25 GW in 2021-2030. In the first round of tenders, launched in 2017, the African country authorised 10 PV projects, six of 10 MW and four of 1 MW.