Seminar 2018 Tunis


Renewables and infrastructure for the clean energy transition of Tunisia.
The Italian journey on the renewable energies:
Excellency and Best Practices

27th June 2018
Sheraton Hotel, Tunis

Under the patronage of


RES4Med's conference “Renewables and infrastructure for the clean energy transition of Tunisia: The Italian journey on renewable energies: Excellency and Best Practices” took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Tunis, Tunisia, on 27 June 2018. The event, organized under the patronage of the Italian Embassy in Tunis, in cooperation with MED-TSO, gathered over 90 participants and 20 speakers from across the sustainable energy value chain; it primarily served as a platform for dialogue aiming at presenting the Italian excellency and best practices in the renewable energy sector, bringing the impressive track record and international experience of RES4Med&Africa’s members together with other important representatives of the energy sector operating in the Mediterranean. The conference was made possible thanks to the support of RES4Med&Africa members Elettricità Futura, Siemens Gamesa, Fimer SpA, SECI Energia, Enerray and Rina Consulting.

The conference agenda touched upon the key topics for the deployment of renewable energy solutions in the Southern Mediterranean regions, such as: large and medium scale RE plants to competitive auctions mechanisms, job creation and local content generated by the RE industry, technology innovation, transmission infrastructures, policies and regulations. The event was graced by the presence of H.E. Mr. Khaled Kaddour, Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewables of Tunisia, H.E. Mr. Khaled Kaddour, Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewables of Tunisia, and Mr. Moncef Harrabi, PDG at STEG and President of Med-TSO.

In occasion of the conference, the two studies on “Mechanisms and main factors for a successful Auction” and “Job Creation: the Tunisian Case”, carried out by RES4Med&Africa, were presented. The first focuses on the auction mechanisms and its benefits for both the private and public sector, as competitive auctions allow public authorities to reveal the real prices of the projects while letting subsequent opportunities for the private sector to invest in a profitable project. The second analyzes the creation of sustainable jobs in Tunisia resulting from the solar and wind sector, with an insight on the job profiles created and a focus on the level of competitiveness of the local market.