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Energy Transition: CEA and Tunisia sign three agreements to strengthen their collaboration

​In Tunis on the 18th and 19th of July 2016, CEA met several actors of research, energy and education, and signed three cooperation agreements.

Published on 25 July 2016

During this visit, CEA CEO, Daniel Verwaerde, met with Tunisian Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research as well as of Energy and Mines. He also met several actors of research and energy of this country, involved in the field of energy, such as the National Science and Technology Center Nuclear or the National School of Engineers of Tunis.

The three agreements include:
  • A collaboration agreement between CEA and the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in order to encourage and develop scientific and technological cooperation in the fields of alternative energies, including storage technology, development of smart grids, training and research in the field of electric mobility and biotechnology.
  • A memorandum of understanding between CEA and STEG (Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas) targetting the promotion of cooperation in the field of smart grids. Thus, from expert assessment to the implementation of pilot demonstration site industrial support, any identified actions will result in a specific contract specifying the concrete conditions of implementation.

Signature of the agreement between CEA, represented by its CEO Mr. Daniel Verwaerde and STEG, represented by its CEO Mr. Ameur Bchir, and in presence of Mongi Marzoug, Minister of Energy and Mines. © STEG​​

  • An amendment to the framework agreement between the CEA and the Telnet Holding Group concerning the research platform Linklab, which received the two delegations. For a minimum period of 3 years, the partnership is now expanded to the theme of new energy technologies to other industrial and academic partners in a regional influence objective, and to other collaborative industrial projects in order to optimize the financing of this platform.
According to Mr. Verwaerde, with those cooperations, "the CEA provides its expertise on all issues relating to the energy and digital transition, including smart electrical and electronic systems, in order to optimize the production from intermittent energy sources."

All these different exchanges clearly demonstrate the will to strengthen the Franco-Tunisian cooperation, as illustrated by the inauguration during this visitin the presence of the two Tunisian Ministers, of the solar demonstrator Costo1, developed in partnership with the Liten institute from CEA.
1Costo is a CPV demonstrator (concentrated photovoltaic) of 50 kW coupling a concentrator photovoltaic technology with a technology of​ storage and electrochemical smoothing in order to stabilize the produced electric power.​

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