5MW Adam Photovoltaic Plant in Tunisia inaugurated

The Adam Photovoltaic Plant in Tunisia, which has been set up by Eni’s subsidiary, Eni Tunisia BV in partnership with the national company, Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP), has been inaugurated, Construction Review Online reported.

The 5MW Adam Photovoltaic Plant in Tunisia has been set up within the Adam concession in the south of Tataouine Goveornrate whose Eni is the operator.

The installation will see the production of solar energy using an off-grid operational configuration. The energy that will be produced by the Adam photovoltaic plant will be used directly by industrial facilities and will help to reduce gas consumption while saving over 6,500 tons of CO2 emissions per year, the same source said.

The Adam Photovoltaic Plant in Tunisia was constructed under a cooperation agreement with ETAP which is focused on the development of renewable energy generation projects in Tunisia. It also includes a 2.2 MWp/1.5MWh storage battery system that will enable integration with existing gas turbines in order to ensure optimization of operating costs,   Construction Review Online added.

The hybrid generation system, which combines gas, photovoltaic and storage, is one of the most innovative in the world. Within the Tataouine region that is under the Eni–ETAP cooperation agreement, works are also underway on an additional photovoltaic plant in the city of Tataouine, which will have an installed capacity of 10 MW.

This project was undertaken after a public tender that was issued by the Tunisian Energy Ministry. It also included supplying green electricity to the national company, Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG).

These initiatives confirm Eni’s commitment to the decarbonisation of Tunisia’s energy systems, leading towards an increasingly low-carbon scenario, in which renewable energies are a fundamental and integrated element of its energy mix.


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