Tunis/Tunisia — The Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG) inked on Thursday a co-operation agreement with the "International QAIR" company, to achieve a floating photovoltaic plant in Berges du Lac in Tunis.
The 200 kilowatt-capacity plant is expected to be ready by the end of 2021.
The project to be funded by the Private Sector Study and Aid Fund (FASEP) of the Directorate General of the French Treasury, is part of improving the renewable energy sector's performances in Tunisia, while making the most of new technologies in this field.
The STEG also pointed out on Friday in a press release that by virtue of this agreement, it will be able to launch this first pilot experience that also includes a study component on the country's ability to carry out floating projects by using photovoltaic energy.
This project will be launched shortly under the supervision of the Minsitry of Energy, Mines and Energy Transition, with the co-operation of numerous stakeholders such as the National Agency for Energy Management (ANME), the National Agency for Coastal Protection (APAL), etc.