Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy launched on the 23rd of December 2022 a new tender to deploy a total estimated capacity of 1.7 GW of solar and wind from 2023 to 2025 under the RE Independent Power Projects (IPPs).
For the solar PV projects, the Tunisian authorities are seeking proposals to build solar plants with total capacity of 800 MW to be tendered across four equal rounds of 200 MW each. The deadline to submit project proposals for the first round has been set for June 15, 2023. For the fourth and final round, the submission date has been set for an unspecified date in September 2025. Developers will be responsible for identifying and securing land for the projects.
Two other Solar PV projects will be installed on state-owned lands located respectively, in Hecha, in Gabes governorate (300 Ha) and Khobna, in Sidi Bouzid Governorate (270 Ha). The total capacity of these two projects still needs to be confirmed. Interested developers have, until May 18, to submit their proposals.
For the Wind projects, it would consist of a total capacity of 600 MW to be tendered across four equal rounds of 150 MW each. The deadline to submit project proposals for the first round has been set for September 14, 2023. For the fourth and final round, the submission date has been set for an unspecified date in November 2025. Developers bears the primary responsibility to procure the land on which the project will be installed.