Rabat – Morocco’s National Office for E Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and Algerian electricity and gas company Sonelgaz have signed an agreement to provide Tunisia with electricity.
Algerian state-owned agency Algerie Press (APS) Service reported that the CEO of Sonelgaz made the announcement in Algiers on Sunday.
Morocco and its eastern neighbor will cooperate to provide Tunisia with 200 to 300 megawatts of electricity.
APS added that the agreement was concluded last Friday in Tunisia.
The agreement aims to help Tunisia meet its rising electricity demand, especially in the hottest months of the summer period.
During the signing ceremony held on Friday, Mohamed Arkab, CEO of the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG), underscored the importance of the agreement in terms of strengthening strategic cooperation between the three Maghreb countries..
Harrabi told reporters after the meeting that Tunisia’s electricity demand for last Friday only for the operation of air conditioning is 4000 MW due to the rise in temperatures.
Arkab also said that Morocco is collaborating with Algeria to help Libya produce electricity.
Abderrahim El Hafidi, President of ONEE, said that the electricity exchange between the three Maghreb countries can go up to more than 200 percent, according to Moroccan outlet Les Eco.