Eni and ETAP partner to develop renewable energy projects in Tunisia

Italian energy group Eni SpA has begun the construction of a photovoltaic plant with an installed capacity of 10 MW in Tataouine, in the south of Tunisia. The project, which was awarded to the ETAP-Eni consortium following a public tender issued by the Tunisian authorities, will supply electricity to the State-owned company Société Tunisienne de l'Electricité et du Gaz (STEG). The project will be carried out by a new joint venture between Eni and ETAP which focuses exclusively on the production of energy from renewables. The plant, equipped with a solar tracking system, will provide the national grid with more than 20 GWh per year.
Eni will also complete its construction of the Adam photovoltaic field in Tataouine this year, which will have a maximum installed capacity of 5 MW, whose power will be used directly from the industrial site at the oilfield. The new site has been built with hybrid and energy storage systems that will be integrated into the plant’s existing turbines.

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