Earth Hour" is an initiative launched by ANME
in partnership with the Culture Ministry, The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the National Agency for Environment Protection, (ANPE), STEG and Orange Tunisie.
The project, which is part of Tunisian-German co-operation, prioritised, in selecting participants, such disadvantaged regions like Kasserine, Sidi Bouzid and Gafsa, said a statement of ANME
released on Friday.
the project will support the major programs implemented by ANME
in the four-year program.
To accomplish the desired project objectives, the four project outcomes will focus on: (i) establishing a regulatory and institutional framework that is conducive to on-grid renewables, including a power sector arbitration mechanism; (ii) strengthening the technical and organizational capabilities of key stakeholders, including the ANME
(RE/EE agency), the STEG (Transmission System Operator) and local Tunisian companies; (iii) providing technical assistance to the IPP Bureau in evaluating concessioning models and developing a tariff settlement mechanism; and (iv) providing project monitoring and evaluation support.
Laaroussi said that ANME
will also conduct a study to identify the national potential of investment in the renewable energy sector.