On the 28th of June, RES4Africa will hold the digital event Towards 30% Renewable Energy Electricity: Trends and Challenges in Tunisia, from 10.00 am to 11.50 pm CET.
Tunisia is pursuing an ambitious low-carbon strategy, in compliance with the Paris Agreement and other international sustainability commitments. In particular, the Tunisian Solar Plan has established a REs capacity target of 3 815 MW by 2030, increasing the RES share to 30% of the national energy mix.
However, the transformation of the generation mix is stagnating, with RES (including hydroelectric, solar, and wind) currently amounting to only 3% of total electricity production. Additionally, in the last years, Tunisia has experienced a sharp decrease in energy production and demand, causing a major commercial deficit.
A large-scaled and structured deployment of renewables could tackle all the aforementioned issues, but it's hampered by major barriers, such as long administrative procedures, regulatory and financial constraints and insufficient market openness.
RES4Africa aims at analysing these criticalities and proposing coherent solutions during the virtual event, thanks to the perspectives of experts from the renewable energy industry which will be gathered on occasion of the webinar.