Tunisia – Tunisia hosts 1st International Fair of Energy Transition
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Source: A24 Tunisia
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Tunisia hosts the first International Fair of Energy Transition (SITE) on the initiative of the Tunisian Photovoltaic Union Chamber CSPV in cooperation with the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts to discuss the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The three-day event, running until October 21, brings together all those working in the renewable energy sector, representatives of the public sector in Tunisia and abroad, and senior officials, representing Tunisian and foreign public and private structures.
The exhibition, which was held at the headquarters of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts in Tunisia, focuses on the role of the private sector in implementing the national strategy for sustainable development in Tunisia and the goals of the Tunisian solar plan.
It also aims to invest at least 10 billion dinars (about 3 billion dollars) to achieve 80% of the goals of the solar energy plan during the year 2030, which is to secure 4,500 megawatts of renewable energies during the next seven years.
– Soundbite (Ali Al-Kanzari – President of theTunisian Photovoltaic Union Chamber CSPV):
“Over the course of 3 days, the fair held presentations on energy technology, energy storage and electric vehicles, given the importance of new energy to the economy and environment. Tunisia is almost like the Kingdom of Jordan. Tunisia lacks gas and oil capacity. The only solution is solar energy. Currently, the energy production rate does not exceed 3%, which is equivalent to 500 megabytes. We seek to provide 4500 megabytes by 2030, and our ambition is to provide 80% of energy production by 2050. I assure that we will be able to export to Europe. This means that about 2/8 of the production will be from green hydrogen and electricity through the existing pipeline that runs through the Mediterranean.”
– Shots of the energy transition fair
– Soundbite (Rasem Brahem – Trade officer at Electric Scooter Industry Company):
“The scooter runs on 100% electricity, and it is charged by regular electricity of 220 volts. It has many advantages including that it does not consume gasoline and does not require technical follow-up and is also anti-pollution. Renewable energy is very important considering the weather In Tunisia, it is necessary to take care of this field and provide a supportive atmosphere for companies to work and develop this energy for future use.”
– Soundbite (Amine Kallal – Trade Officer at a company specializing in renewable energies):
“Everyone has realized the importance of shifting from oil and gasoline to clean energies. Car manufacturers are now thinking about making electric cars. We in Tunisia have decided to switch to alternative energy to reduce the use of gasoline. This energy can be used anywhere, in the home, restaurant or street. Energy products are available to everyone and are time saving. Solar energy can be used instead of electricity, so that people can avoid high electricity prices.”