31 July 2013 – The Tunisian secretary of state for mines and energy, Nidhal Ouerfelli, says that the country’s power production capacity has exceeded 4,000 MW, largely covering the expected electricity peak during high heat.

The country saw a demand peak of 3,270 MW on the 15th of July 2013 and near term forecasts are for a peak of 3,600 MW.

The country is building a 380 MW to 450 MW combined cycle power station at Sousse, and it is also undertaking wind projects, with a 190 MW wind project in the northern Bizerte region due to be finished at the end of 2013. A smaller wind farm to have an installed capacity of 34 MW, the Sidi Daoud wind farm is scheduled to be completed in the middle of 2014.