Gas set to continue to dominate Tunisian power

By Astrid Madsen 16 August 2016 11:58 GMT
A Tunisian power plant. The country is building gas-fired facilities to meet peak demand. (Dana Smillie/World Bank) A Tunisian power plant. The country is building gas-fired facilities to meet peak demand. (Dana Smillie/World Bank)

Budgetary constraints and the need to balance peak electricity demand in the summer months are driving the Tunisian government’s energy policy, which is benefiting gas in the power generation mix.

But plans for an electricity interconnector with Europe and the growth of renewables could threaten the dominance of gas in the medium term, analysts say.