The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines has granted agreements in principle to projects for the production of electricity from solar photovoltaic energy (without transport of the electricity produced) for self-consumption connected to the medium voltage grid, for 15 investors, according to the departmental order of December 21, 2020 published in the Official Gazette dated January 19, 2021.
Article 2 of the decree stipulates that the ceiling for the sale of excess electricity produced from renewable energies for self-consumption is set at 30%.
It specified that in case the rate of the surplus exceeds this limit, the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) undertakes to bill excess quantities during the following year and this in accordance with the provisions of Article 13 of Government Decree No. 2016-1123 of August 24, 2016.
That decree sets the conditions and modalities for the implementation of projects for the production and sale of electricity from renewable energy.
The decree also indicated that this agreement does not exempt the Company from obtaining the required administrative authorizations provided for by the laws and regulations in force, in accordance with the provisions of Article 46 of Government Decree No. 2016-1123 of August 24, 2016.