Tunisia

Tunisia relies almost entirely on fossil fuels to meet its domestic energy needs. Over 94% of installed energy capacity in the country is hydrocarbon-fired. Tunisia imports most of its energy needs, despite being a relatively small natural gas and oil producer. The remaining 6% of installed capacity come from renewable energy resources; mostly hydro and wind. The government is making efforts to integrate 30% of total electricity generation from renewable energy resources by 2030. Tunisia has also focused strongly on energy efficiency as a way of diversifying its energy mix, with existing regulatory frameworks and energy efficiency laws. The government seeks to reduce energy consumption by 17% by 2020 and by 30% in 2030. 

Tunisia is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

A specialized training program was held in the Tunisian capital on 15-19 December 2014 titled “Procedures of Granting SHAMCI certification to solar thermal systems”. The training was attended by representatives of Arab countries that officially joined the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification...
In collaboration between the League of Arab States (LAS), the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Euro-Arab Foundation, a five days training course on “The Design and Implementation of Renewable Energy Action Plans” was successfully organized in Granada,...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) organized a regional workshop at the headquarter of the League of Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt on December 1, 2014. The workshop was attended by RCREEE national focal points concerned with monitoring the implementation of...
Many engineers and decision makers in the Middle East are well aware of the theoretical Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) project planning. However they usually lack the practical knowledge and experience. Thus, within the framework of the capacity development strategy of the...
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) organized a training course on eQUEST-TUN in Tunisia from 24 to 28 November 2014. The course covered knowledge and skills needed to use eQUEST-TUN as a modeling tool to design high performance buildings. It also covered using...
RCREEE participated in the Fifth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, held in Tunisia, on 4-6 November 2014. The forum aimed to discuss practical actions needed to attain the objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative of the United Nation’s (UN) Secretary...
RCREEE published a new report on international support programs and financial instruments available for sustainable energy projects in RCREEE member states. The report is based on MEDA Finance Survey 2014, a survey on the MENA region’s private and public sectors eligible for an exhaustive survey of...
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved in August 2014 a US$100,000 grant in support of an internship program for youth to address energy efficiency issues. The grant was extended to the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), an organisation...
Under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and in the framework of the continuous and fruitful technical cooperation between the Energy Department of the League of Arab States and the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), RCREEE...
A certification scheme for solar collectors and solar water heaters has been established for Egypt and Tunisia within the framework of the Solar Heating Arab Mark and Certification Initiative (SHAMCI). It is the result of a series of visits and meetings conducted by Engineer Mazen Chanar, SHAMCI...

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