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Regional Workshop on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Industrial Services

  • Date: February 3rd, 2018
  • Location: National School of Engineering of Sfax, Tunisia


At the international level, Tunisia ratified the Paris agreements in 2015 and committed to reduce its greenhouse gases by 40% and thereby increase the use of energy renewables in its electricity production by 30% by 2030. At the national level, Tunisia is facing the scarcity of its natural resources, combined with rising demand for transition Energy. Indeed, the Tunisian electricity mix is currently 95% dependent on natural gas and the electricity supply is essentially composed of steam turbines, CO gas turbines and combined cycles. Since 1995, the Tunisian State has embarked on an energy efficiency program and has undertaking which gave very good results (we consume 20% less energy than in 2000) (GIZ Report National Energy Efficiency Strategy: Objectives, means and challenges, June 2014). Tunisian energy policy has also seen a turning point with the birth of its new regulatory framework with the publication of the law on renewable energies May 2015 allowing the private sector to produce electricity. Only the Tunisian renewable energy market has several weaknesses: bureaucracy, the inadequacy of the services offered to investors, a lack of competitive and reluctant to innovate on the part of companies in the market. In this workshop, we propose to highlight the difficulties encountered by different actors and to make a link between the industrial sector and the research.


  • Assessment of the Sfaxian industry’s experience in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energies in the first place.
  • Highlight the support and incentive measures in the solar market especially.
  • Understand the process of adopting new technologies and business models.
  • Encourage the entry of new players into the renewable energy market. Motivate the tertiary, agricultural and residential sector in the second place to adopt energy efficiency and integrate renewable energies.



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