Project Data


PEER Program : Parterships for Enhanced Engagement In Research, Cycle 7, supported by the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID.

PI: Ilhem Slama-Belkhodja

School : Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis ( ENIT)

Research Team  : QehnA du Laboratoire des Systèmes Electriques, (LSE_LR 11ES15)

U.S. Partner: Jonghyun Park, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dates: November 2018 - October 2021

Starting date : 1/11/2018

Research Grants : 2 x 80,000 $



Tunisian Partners : QehnA, from LSE of ENIT with UTM

U.S. Partner : Jonghyun Park, Missouri University of Science and Technology


A multifaceted research over 3 yers


Driven by USAID’s PEER program, the IRoN project cover a myriad of fields at once initially within the span of two years with one more year, 2021

INDUSTRY : Solutions to be proposed to enhance the capacity of Tunisian electrical distribution network for large scale Rooftop PV systems integration.

ENERGY : Testbed and PHIL environment development for experimental and/or quasi experimental investigation and verifications, under different complex scenarios

MODELS Accurate models development for PV, load, storage and grid for diagnosis and reconfiguration algorithms, and models for subsidies.

DATABASE : Data base generation related to PV production, load consumption