Gas set to continue to dominate Tunisian power

Although Tunisia plans to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix, the position of gas will be secure for a while yet, experts say Although Tunisia plans to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix, the position of gas will be secure for a while yet, experts say.
By Astrid Madsen 16 August 2016 0 21532
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.

The latest figures show gas has a 96% share in Tunisian electricity production. With new projects on track to be completed by 2020, its position seems secure. However, the government plans to...

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