Plan Solaire Tunisia NAMA

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    Sector Energy
    Focus area Renewable energy (solar), Renewable energy (wind), Renewable energy (biomass), Energy efficiency
    Type of action Strategy/Policy
    Scope National
    Stage Implementation
    Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
    Start of initiative 2010
    Financing and support details
    Financing status Seeking financing
    Total cost US$ 707.9 mln
    Financing requested
    (no data)
    Financing received to-date US$ 3.6 mln
    Principal source of financing Bilateral
    Principal type of financing Grant
    Capacity building required Unknown
    Technology transfer required Yes
    Additional information
    Proponent(s) Tunisian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
    International funder(s) Global Environment Facility, UNDP
    Organization providing technical support Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Ecofys
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    Implementation of 40 individual projects to promote wind and solar energy, biogas and the introduction of energy efficiency measures in the transport and building sector

    Activities: (2015 - 2020)
    The Tunisian Solar Plan (TSP), originally formulated in 2009, was revised in 2012 with the financial support of the Agence Française de Développement (AfD) to achieve a total renewable energy penetration target of 30% of the Tunisian electricity generation mix by 2030. The technologies considered are wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP), with electricity generation contributions from each of 15%, 10% and 5% respectively.

    The implementation of a NAMA for the TSP, through the elimination of barriers to catalyse investments in renewable energy, will accelerate the decoupling of greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth. Because of the sustainable development dividends that will emanate from the implementation of the TSP, the NAMA TSP can be seen as a vector for green growth in Tunisia, with positive benefits for energy security, the burden of state subsidies in the power sector in the face of rising fuel prices, and job creation.

    Impact and MRV

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    Cumulative GHG reductions: 30.5 MtCO2e
    Mitigative capacity:

    No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


    Social: * Increasing social equality and reducing energy poverty, through increased access to quality and affordable energy services, especially in the (sub-national) regions.
    Economic: * Promoting the coordination of financing instruments and tools with public and private entities in order to allow better access to economic resources and financing for projects.
    • Developing a vibrant renewable energy supply chain in Tunisia that will generate green jobs.
    Environmental: * Increasing security and sovereignty of energy supply at the national level by reducing dependence on imported gas;
    • Having high-quality access to energy at competitive prices and reducing the impact on natural resources and environment;
    • Expanding electricity grid coverage to capitalise on indigenous renewable energy resources that will facilitate rural electricity programmes using appropriate and cost-effective technologies;

    MRV Framework:
    No MRV plan has been defined

    This NAMA is seeking financial support for: - Design and implementation of the sub-set of policy and financial de-risking instruments - Funding for the premium payments required for solar PV electricity after de-risking 1. Wind energy: EUR 8.4 million in policy de-risking and EUR 279 million in financial de-risking. 2. Solar PV: EUR 4.4 million in policy de-risking, EUR 141 million in financial derisking and EUR 276 million in a price premium.