The Adam Solar Photo-voltaic Plant with a capacity of five MW in Tunisia has been inaugurated. The plant has been set up by Eni’s subsidiary, Eni Tunisia in partnership with the national company, Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP). The plant was inaugurated on 19 December 2019.
The plant has been setup within the Adam concession in the south of Tataouine. The installation will see production of solar energy using an off-grid operational configuration.
Energy produced by the Adam photo-voltaic plant will be used directly by industrial facilities and will help to reduce gas consumption while saving over 6,500 tonne of CO2 emissions per year.
The Adam Photovoltaic Plant in Tunisia was constructed under a cooperation agreement with ETAP which is focused on the development of renewable energy generation projects in Tunisia.
It also includes a 2.2 MWp/1.5 MWh storage battery system that will enable integration with existing gas turbines in order to ensure optimization of operating costs.