Title: Renewable energies in Tunisia: trends and competitiveness till 2030

Authors: Helmi Aloui; Souhir Hammami; Yassin Hassen

Addresses: VEEP Research Team of the LETI Laboratory, Sfax Engineering School (SES), University of Sfax, Route Soukra Km 3.5 B.P 1173-3038 Sfax, Tunisia ' VEEP Research Team of the LETI Laboratory, Sfax Engineering School (SES), University of Sfax, Route Soukra Km 3.5 B.P 1173-3038 Sfax, Tunisia ' Sfax Engineering School (SES), University of Sfax, Route Soukra Km 3.5 B.P 1173-3038 Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: The present work deals with the application of international standards on Tunisian power network in order to predict trend and competitiveness of electric power plants. It was made in partnership with the Renewable Energy Department of the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG-PEREE). Such work is considered as the first strategic study held for the help of STEG and national development makers to inspect and forecast long-term issues of Tunisian power sector which is an important factor to encourage international investment in the near future. The paper focuses possibility and feasibility to apply the international energy share and distribution strategy on Tunisian power sector with an outlook to 2030. Presented study is based on a parity cost calculation of conventional and renewable energies to compare their competitiveness and profitability.

Keywords: conventional energy; renewable energy; power plants; levelised cost; efficiency; trends; parity cost; competitiveness; Tunisia; international standards; power networks; electricity generation; profitability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2014.063012

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2014 Vol.5 No.3, pp.261 - 280

Received: 02 May 2013
Accepted: 05 Nov 2013

Published online: 26 Jun 2014 *

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