Amea Power to build 100MW solar power plant in Kairouan

AdobeStock 226088758UAE-based independent power producer (IPP) Amea Power has signed the concession agreement and power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 100MWp solar photovoltaic plant in Tunisia

The plant will be located in the governorate of Kairouan. 

Amea Power now has the green light from the Tunisian government to proceed with its solar project in Kairouan. The Dubai-based independent power producer (IPP) has just signed a concession agreement with the Tunisian authorities for the construction of the solar power plant in the governorate of Kairouan in central Tunisia. The project is also covered by a power purchase agreement (PPA).

“This is a great step for Tunisia and Amea Power. As part of the government’s Vision 2030 for new energies, Tunisia aims to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 30% by 2030, which corresponds to an additional installed capacity of about four gigawatts,” said Hussain Al Nowais, president of Amea Power.

The future solar photovoltaic power plant in Kairouan will have a capacity of 100 MWp, or an expected annual output of 223,171 MWh. The IPP estimates that its clean energy plant will allow Tunisia to avoid 113,525 metric tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. In keeping with the spirit of this type of public-private partnership (PPP) project, the electricity produced will be sold to the Société tunisienne d’électricité et du gaz (STEG).

This project will support the energy transition desired by the Tunisian authorities. The Tunisian government wants to carry out administrative reforms to develop an installed solar capacity of 3.8GW by 2030.

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