Auteurs Centres de recherche Disciplines et Collections Projets
Français English

An 'Arab Spring' for Corporatization? Tunisia's National Electricity Company (STEG)



Type:   Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre:   An 'Arab Spring' for Corporatization? Tunisia's National Electricity Company (STEG)
Auteur(s):   Bennasr, Ali - Département de Géographie (Auteur)
Verdeil, Eric - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
In:   Rethinking Corporatization: Public Utilities in the Global South
Date de publication:   2014
Éditeur:   ZED Books
Pages:   88-106  p.
Mots-clés:   [en] energy, electricity, Tunisia, corporatization, public services, revolution
Résumé:   [en] STEG, the Tunisian public company for electricity and gas, has been created in 1962 and has since operated as a major state tool for national integration and social and economic development. Rural and urban electrification is among its main achievements. Since the 1990's, the company has followed a more commercial-oriented approach, with the aim that tariff reflect the full production cost and to prevent the growth of the manpower. Such a contractualization policy with the state can be regarded as a corporatization policy. With the Tunisian revolution in 2011, this policy is being challenged. On the one hand, STEG has hired numerous new employees ; on the other hand, it is under financial pressure due to non-payment and agressions. The energy transition toward renewable energy, and pressures from international money funders, push for a liberalization of the electricity sector at a time where increasing energy demand makes strong investments necessary. STEG is a turning of its history.

Résolveur de liens