Plan Solaire Tunisia NAMA
|Focus area||Renewable energy (solar), Renewable energy (wind), Renewable energy (biomass), Energy efficiency|
|Type of action||Strategy/Policy|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||Yes|
|Start of initiative||2010|
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Seeking financing|
|Total cost||US$ 707.9 mln|
|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|
|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|
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
|Cumulative GHG reductions: 30.5 MtCO2e|
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.
* 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.
* Increasing security and sovereignty of energy supply at the national level by reducing dependence on imported gas;
No MRV plan has been defined