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.

On 30 June 2020: Aiming to facilitate the usage of IRENA FlexTool in the context of the ongoing initiatives in the region, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) participated at IRENA FlexTool training for Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA). During the...
June 23, 2020 - Tunisia: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Energy Transition announced the appointment of Eng. Fethi Hanchi as the Director-General of the National Energy Control Agency, succeeding Mr. Riyad Bin Rajab The Minister of Energy, Mines and Energy Transiti, H.E. Mr. Mongi Marzouk, headed the...
On 24 June, CLASP will publish a report on “Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa.” This report provides a wide-ranging review of AC markets in Africa, the sources of environmental dumping of inefficient, high global warming potential (GWP) products...
Countries in the MENA Region are dependent on fossil fuels and economies are still characterized by high energy intensity. Over the last few years, the energy markets in this region have opened up for private-sector involvement and existing energy subsidies have been reduced, resulting in...
The unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19 across the globe, triggered several challenges and uncertainties in different sectors, where the renewable energy industry is no exception to this suffering. Renewable energy is well acknowledged as an indisputable...
After 2 years of commitment towards reinforcing regional cooperation, the Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean region (meetMED) project ends. meetMED project is an EU-funded project, developed by the Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Management (...
After organizing several certification rounds in Egypt, Jordan, Libya and Syria/Lebanon, RCREEE in co-operation with League of Arab States welcome all Arab industrial, service and commercial establishments and individuals interested in the market of energy managers to register at PA-CEMP program...
In 2018, the global electric vehicles (EVs) fleet exceeded 5.1 million, up 2 million from the previous year as confirmed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2019 Global EV outlook. Additionally, the cost of EVs in the past five years has dropped sharply encouraging more adoption of EVs...
The Arab States region doubles capacity in renewables in just two years. Increased effort needed to reach ambitious targets and accelerate climate action The Arab States region has doubled its capacity to produce renewable energy in the space of just two years, says fifth edition of AFEX report by...
January 2020- Cairo, Egypt: With great pleasure and excitement the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) family welcomed on board new interns, as part of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth ™ (APSEY). Joining us from seven different member states, namely,...

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Description: This report provides an overview of the current energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies and policies, including regulatory frameworks and a summary of the principal challenges encountered in the promotion of EE and RE projects.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Langauge: English
Description: This report provides an overview of the current energy efficiency measures implemented in the building sector of the target countries, with a special focus on energy efficiency building codes.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Description: This report analyzes the implemented EE in appliances policies in the meetMED target countries. The analysis focuses on the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) & labeling policies, as well as on the existence of scrapping and replacement programs.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Langauge: English
Description: In order to deploy EE and RE markets, the feasibility for an industrial association was analyzed both in Maghreb and Mashreq countries in 2019. This concept note presents the conclusions for Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia).
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2019
Langauge: English
Description: This report focuses on vocational training as a key component that concretely builds the technical capacity of projects as well as the energy managers that implement EE and RE measures and solutions in public institutions and enterprises.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Langauge: English
Description: This report was developed under meetMED project activities.It is part of the meetMED activities on ensuring the positive impact of renewable energy and energy efficiency on the sustainable growth, investment facilitation and job creation.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Langauge: English
Description: This report was developed under meetMED project activities. The proposed regional program for appliances will work towards accelerating the adaptation of Standards and Labels (S&L) and MEPS and improving the effectiveness of national EE programs.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Langauge: English
Description: This report was developed under meetMED project activities.It aims mainly at mapping impact on the labor market of RE & EE projects, by identifying the number of jobs created, as well as the employment factor, per technology and all along the value chain.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Langauge: English
Description: This report was developed under meetMED project activities.The proposal collects the results of questionnaires, interviews and desk research on the main tools and methodologies suitable for the measurement of employment in the SEMCs.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Langauge: English
Description: This report was developed under meetMED project activities. The report analyses the important role of product standardization & personnel certification as effective tools for the deployment of new clean energy practices at the regional & national levels.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2020
Langauge: English

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We are honored to present RCREEE representatives in Tunisia as follows

Board of Trustees Member

Eng. Belhassen Chiboub 

General Manager of Electricity and Renewable Energy Department
Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprise

Focal Point

Mr. Hassen AGREBI

International Cooperation Department
The National Agency for Energy Management (ANME)