TuNur had the pleasure to be invited by the German Development Agency (“GIZ”) and the Ministry for Industry, Energy and Mines (“MIEM”) to participate in the latest edition of the Tunisia Germany PtX Dialogue. The event was part of the ongoing work between the Tunisia and German government to facilitate Tunisia’s green hydrogen economy. TuNur used the opportunity to present its view of Tunisia’s brilliant potential for green hydrogen and ammonia development, and to become a green energy hub in the Mediterranean. TuNur continues to advance its strategy for green hydrogen and ammonia in Tunisia, in partnership with local and international partners, and the key public stakeholders in Tunisia.
During the month of June 2021, the TuNur team led a social action in the Governorate of Kebili. During the action the team, in coordination with the regional authorities, visited a total of 19 primary schools in El Faouar and Rjim Maatoug providing the school children various sport equipment and infographics with fun information about the importance and benefits of solar energy. TuNur is a committed long term partner to the governorate and people of Kebili and looks forward to working closely with all local authorities and institutions to advance the health and education of the leaders of tomorrow.
The number of countries announcing pledges to achieve net-zero emissions over the coming decades continues to grow. This special report by the IEA is the world’s first comprehensive study of how to transition to a net zero energy system by 2050 while ensuring stable and affordable energy supplies, providing universal energy access, and enabling robust economic growth. It sets out a cost-effective and economically productive pathway, resulting in a clean, dynamic and resilient energy economy dominated by renewables like solar and wind instead of fossil fuels.
Launched in February 2021 HyDeal Ambition is Europe’s first open and integrated green hydrogen consortium bringing together over 40 energy and financial players to evaluate the integrated value chain to deliver green hydrogen across Europe at the price of fossil fuels. In March TuNur was pleased to join the HyDeal Consortium to evaluate the competitiveness of Green Hydrogen production in North Africa.
Energy efficiency and renewables have received increasing attention as Tunisia embarks on an energy transition process as part of its sustainable economic and social development strategy. Key goals include reducing primary energy demand by 30% compared to a business-as-usual scenario and increasing the contribution of renewables in electricity production to 30% by 2030. This assessment from IRENA, prepared in collaboration with the National Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME) and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, identifies the main opportunities and challenges faced by Tunisia in meeting these goals.
As global economies aim to become carbon neutral, competitive hydrogen produced with renewables has emerged as a key component of the energy mix. Falling renewable power costs and improving electrolyser technologies could make “green” hydrogen cost competitive by 2030. IRENA’s new report shows how green hydrogen can help to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in energy-intensive, hard-to-decarbonise sectors like steel, chemicals, long-haul transport, shipping and aviation.
TuNur is pleased to become a member of Friends of the Sustainable Grid (“FOSG”). Friends of Sustainable Grids is an international Brussels-based non-profit committed to transforming the way we look at sustainable energy grid infrastructure by focusing on Connecting (all) Energy Grids and Energy Education. FOSG is active in all policy dialogue related to key energy and grid infrastructure matters in Europe and is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Panel on Interconnections.
TuNur, in consortium with partner Shanghai Electric, secures 10MW solar PV project in Gabes, Tunisia, as part of the 3rd Round of the Authorization Regime
In June 2020 TuNur was awarded a 10MW solar PV project as part of the 3rd Round of the Authorization Regime, launched in 2019, by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy. TuNur successfully secured the project in partnership with Shanghai Electric, one of the world’s largest construction groups with over 92GW of turnkey projects completed. The power plant, located in the Gabes Governorate, will be connected to the STEG HV network and deliver 24 GWh per year of carbon free power to STEG under a long term Power Purchase Agreement. Daniel Rich, CEO of TuNur, stated “This is an important project for TuNur as part of our objective to become a key player in the market and to support Tunisia’s growing energy demand and target of 30% renewable energy in the energy mix by 2030. TuNur is a committed long term partner to Tunisia and the Governorate of Gabes”
More than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower electricity costs than new coal. Solar photovoltaics shows the sharpest cost decline over 2010-2019 at 82%, followed by concentrating solar power (CSP) at 47%, onshore wind at 40% and offshore wind at 29%.
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The 10-year network development plan (TYNDP) published by ENTSO-E publishes presents how to develop the EU power grid in the next 10 to 20 years.
The TuNur Italy Transmission line has been shortlisted in the TYNDP 2020 under project Number 283.
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