The National Agency for Tunisian Energy Management (ANME), in cooperation with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have set up the ACTE programme “Alliance des Communes pour la Transition Énergétique” [Alliance of Municipalities for Energy Transition], within the framework of the National Energy Transition Plan in Tunisia. This programme includes 7 pilot communes in Tunisia, namely: Sfax, Bizerte, Kairouan, Nabeul, Médenine, Hammam-Lif and Douz.
The ACTE project is implementing the tool “Terms of Reference for the in-depth energy audit of municipal buildings” to address the lack of control of energy consumption, the high municipal energy bill and the need to reinforce municipal capacity in this sector. The energy audit of municipal buildings consists of drawing up a detailed diagnosis which then enables a quantified energy-saving action plan to be drawn up. This audit serves as a decision-making tool for decision-makers to intervene at the right time and to apply the recommendations proposed by the study in order to achieve savings in terms of energy and financial resources on the one hand, and to contribute to national energy management efforts on the other.
This tool allows municipalities to develop a detailed diagnosis of municipal buildings in terms of their energy consumption. This then enables an action plan to be drawn up in order to achieve savings in terms of energy and financial resources and thus contribute to national energy management efforts.