Efficient Cooling with ANME and LBNL

At the invitation of the General Director of ANME, LBNL presented to the Cooling Task Force set up by the government in April 2023. The team showcased how a revision to the current energy efficiency standards for ACs could result in significant energy savings, utility bill savings, and avoid additional MWs of electricity generation. The Director General of the Ministry of Finance, the president of the Union Tunisienne de l’industrie, du commerce et de l’artisanat, among other key stakeholders, were present and agreed on the need to revise the standard. 

So what? By working with LBNL experts, ANME can ensure the new regulation is data-informed and takes into account global best practices, and could result in almost 520 MW of avoided capacity by 2030.

LBNL and USAID Power Tunisia Partner to Cut Emissions in Tunisia’s Hotel Sector

Energy consumed by Tunisian hotels accounts for one quarter of the final energy consumed in the Tunisian services sector and is growing by 5.5% annually. On March 7th, LBNL and Power Tunisia organized a workshop and gained concurrence from ANME and the Tourist Hotel Federation (FTH) to jointly implement a Tunisia Net Zero Energy (NZE) Hotels Challenge. As a result of the Challenge, FTH members (which account for 450 hotels nationally) will receive training and technical assistance from LBNL and USAID Power Tunisia to cut energy consumption and GHG emissions by at least 10% annually and advance toward NZE. 

So what? Cutting GHG emissions in the Tunisian hotel sector will help the country to meet its climate goals to reduce total carbon intensity in the energy sector by 46% by 2030.

Tunisia Energy Transition Financing

As part of the USAID-Berkeley Lab-ANME collaboration and taking advantage of the visit carried out by the LBNL team in Tunisia (March 4-8, 2024), a workshop on the design of a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) was organized by both parties with the participation of the main Tunisian stakeholders concerned (the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Energy, the Banking and Financial Council – CBF, local public and private banks , the Tunisian Association of Capital Investors – ATIC and the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company – STEG). 

So what? The participation and the interest of these stakeholders contributes to the design and development of a RLF model and roadmap adapted to the needs and specificities of the Tunisian context. The continuation of this collaboration contributes to accelerate energy efficiency financing to support the Tunisia energy transition and achieve its decarbonization objectives.