Societe Tunisienne de Gestion de l’Energie
Policy measure

The Societé Tunisienne de l’Éctricité et du Gaz (STEG) and Hydro-Quebec Canada decided to invest in the first ESCO in Tunisia. Two Tunisian banks were also interested, leading to the establishment of the Societe Tunisienne de Gestion de l’Energie (STGE) in 1999. (Hansen, Langlois and Bertoldi, 2009)


“The STGE operated as the unique ESCO until 2005 when the energy efficiency program for the industrial sector, funded by the World Bank and GEF decided to take ESCO market development under their wing” (Hansen, Langlois and Bertoldi, 2009).

No identified challenges.

According to Hansen, Langlois and Bertoldi (2009), the current Tunisian market includes at least four ESCOs registered with L’Agence Nationale pour la Maitrise de l’Energie (ANME).


Hansen, S.J., Langlois, P. and Bertoldi, P., 2009. ESCOs Around the World: Lessons Learned in 49 Countries. The Fairmont Press, Inc.