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Tunisia amends the 2016 auto-consumption regime in a step towards market deregulation

  • Tunisia
  • Energy and infrastructure - Clean energy

03-03-2020

The Tunisian Government makes a huge step towards the deregulation of the renewable power market by amending the 2016 auto-consumption regime.

The Decree 2020-105 has amended the 2016 auto-consumption regime legal framework.

The 2016 regulation required financing the power plant project on the producer balance sheet and prohibited incorporating separated SPVs or selling produced power to other entities / individuals.

As of today, private players are allowed to incorporate an SPV for the development of their power plants.

Private entities authorized under the auto-consumption regime will have also the right to sell electricity to other large consumers or to company affiliates, while having access to the grid.

A ministerial decision setting out the minimum capacity among other implementation criteria allowing the benefit of the above rights is expected to be published soon.

This Decree falls within the general climate the Tunisian Government wishes to instil to boost investment in renewable energy projects to improve the competitiveness of the various players.

If you would like to discuss clean energy opportunities in Tunisia, the above or the market generally, please contact the team below.

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