Production has begun at the Tataouine photovoltaic plant in Tunisia. Eni announced in a note that with an installed capacity of 10 megawatts, the plant will contribute to the country’s decarbonization process and to the group’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The start of production was celebrated in Tataouine with a ceremony in the presence of the Tunisian Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines, Nila Jounji. and local authorities. The plant will supply more than 20 gigawatt-hours of energy annually to the national electricity grid, while ensuring the provision of approximately 211,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent over the life of the plant. The electricity produced will be sold to Steg (Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company) on the basis of a 20-year agreement. The plant was built by Société Énergie Renouvelables Eni Etap (Seree), a joint venture between Eni and Etap (Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières) engaged in the production of energy from renewable sources.
“In Tunisia, Eni also operates the Adam photovoltaic field, with a capacity of 5 megawatts, which supplies electricity to the neighboring Adam field, in the Tataouine governorate, allowing savings in gas consumption and CO2 emissions of more than 6,500 tons per year. The plant is a hybrid generation system, It is one of the most innovative and effective systems,” the text reads. Eni has been present in Tunisia since 1961, where it is active in the upstream sectors with activity concentrated in the southern desert regions and in the Mediterranean, through the Global Gas & LNG Portfolio to manage the Transmed gas pipeline, which connects Algeria with Italy via Tunisia, and in the refining sector. and marketing.
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