Support of SONEDE in exploiting the hydropower potential in the drinking water supply system, Tunisia
After visiting a number of potential sites, the total mini and small hydropower potential was assessed and a priority site for the implementation of a demonstration project was selected according to criteria defined in advance in cooperation with SONEDE. Then, a feasibility study together with tender docs were elaborated for the pilot site in close cooperation with the utility staff. This was implemented as “training on the job” activity.
The general objective of the project is to assist SONEDE to make use of their hydropower potential. Besides elaborating a study on the available potential of mini and small hydropower in the drinking water supply system, the required investments and economic profitability were assessed. In addition, a 3-days training session on mini and small hydropower technology for the technicians of the water (SONEDE) and electricity supply (STEG) utilities was held in Tunis.