The first solar energy station in Tunisia “Chams Enfidha” with a capacity of 1 megawatt and located in the delegation of Enfidha, (governorate of Sousse) was inaugurated Tuesday.
It is one of the sixteen projects which recently obtained preliminary agreements for the production of electricity from renewable energies (RE).
Minister of Energy, Mines and Energy Transition, Mongi Marzouk, said these projects will contribute to lowering electricity production from conventional energy currently estimated at 97%, given that the national strategy is based on the diversification of energy production sources, the full integration of RE and the increase of electricity production from RE to 30% by 2030.
This strategy is based on the system of private generators capable of producing electricity with a capacity of 10 MW, as well as on the projects of the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) with a capacity of 300 MW.
Work is also focused on increasing production to reach 1,000 MW in 2025 and 2,000 MW in 2030.