October 15 (Solar) – The government of Tunisia has once again extended the bidding window in its 70-MW second round of its authorisation scheme for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.
According to an announcement by the Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises, proposals will be accepted until December 18, instead of October 18. The tender was launched at the end of May. The deadline for submitting bids was first extended in July.
The targeted project capacity is being tendered in two separate categories, the first one being for projects of up to 10 MW. The total capacity in this category is 60 MW, while the remaining 10 MW will be for projects with a maximum capacity of 1 MW.
Electricity from the solar parks will be sold to the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG).
Tunisia aims to generate 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2030. That goal will be achieved through the addition of 1 GW of capacity in 2017-2020 and 1.25 GW in 2021-2030. Earlier this year, the African country launched tender rounds for 500 MW of solar and 500 MW of wind power capacity.