Tunisia plans to launch solar and wind projects worth $ 1 billion in a tender
Tunisia will launch a global tender on April 27 for the construction of solar and wind power plants worth 2.5 billion Tunisian dinars ($ 1 billion), Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef al-Shahid said on Thursday.
The witness told reporters at an energy conference that the tender aims to produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity from solar and wind power in the regions of Kairoun, Tozeur, Tataouine, Sidi Bouzid and Qebli without giving details.
Tunisia said in March it would invest 12 billion dinars in electricity and other energy projects from 2018 to 2020.
It then mentioned projects including a 600 megawatt submarine power cable connecting Tunisia’s electricity network with Italy at a cost of 600 million euros and two power plants with a capacity of 450 megawatts per unit.