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Tunisia, South Korea sign MoU on energy efficiency

Tunisia and South Korea, on Thursday, signed a co-operation agreement allowing cold-accumulation to be used in peak energy demand.

The agreement also helps Tunisia prepare a master plan to manage energy demand. It was signed by Minister of Energy and Mining Mongi Marzouk and South Korea’s ambassador in Tunis Jon Séok Kim.

According to South Korea’s ambassador in Tunis, the agreement marks a new stage in bilateral co-operation and supports Tunisia’s efforts meet the challenges in the energy field, in connection with the rise in demand and energy efficiency.

Once successful, the project will be generalized and extended to all large public enterprises, said CEO of Tunisian General Electricity Company (French: STEG) Ameur Bechir, noting that this technique helps cool water and store it to be used later in air conditioning.

The pilot experience has been launched in El Mourouj district since 2013 by means of 2 million dollars (i.e. about 4 million Tunisian dinars), as part of co-operation between STEG and the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOIKA).

Besides, coming into service of the new 250-megawatt power plant of Bouchema is planned for

June 2016.


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