Jordan will launch a 50 MW wind farm
Saturday – 2 months Rabi I 1440 H – November 10, 2018 AD Issue no [
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Jordan Energy and Mineral Resources Minister, Hala Zwati, has started a 50 MW wind turbine project in Tafil, south of Jordan, at a cost of $ 102 million.
The minister said at the launch ceremony that the ministry is developing an energy strategy that will track the growth in electricity demand, along with efforts to diversify energy sources and reduce costs.
Jordan focuses on providing energy sources from local and environmentally friendly resources to ensure energy security and independence, with the goal of increasing share of renewable energy in total energy by up to 10 percent by 2020. About 20 percent of the electricity is spent on the country.
The minister stressed that the country is currently working on implementing the 2007 energy strategy targets to use solar and wind energy to produce 1600 MW by 2019. By 2020, 2400 MW, and these projects will be illuminated and will form around 20% of electricity generation in 2020.
"In the Kingdom of Jordan currently operates about 800 MW of wind power and solar projects … and progress in the renewable energy sector has made Jordan the leading country in the region," Zawati said. He praised the performance of Korean companies in Jordan and its role in contributing to increasing Jordan's capacity in the area of energy and ensuring the security of electricity supply, which is an important economic pillar.
South African Ambassador to Jordan Li Baumun stressed the importance of cooperation with Jordan, praising the role of Korean companies in strengthening local energy sources and pushing for relations to serve the interests of both countries.
Officials at Cuspo and Daliyam, two Korean Koreans from the Daihan Project, presented the details of the project. "The successful financial closure of the project was held in September at a total cost of around $ 102 million," the report said. It was expected that the project will be connected to the National Electric Power and Commercial Operations Company's power grid in 2020, which will produce about 145 GWh per year.
Last Wednesday, Minister Zwati launched the solar energy project "AM Solar", setting the foundation stone for a 52 million megawatt project worth 50m euros in eastern Amman (East Amman).
AM Solar officials have presented details of the project, which is expected to be linked to the National Electric Power and Commercial Company's electricity network in 2019. It will produce 77 gigawatt hours per year.
The project raises the contribution of renewable energy sources to the energy mix to meet the energy sector strategy goals by increasing the contribution of local energy sources, reducing dependence on imports and reducing energy costs to the national economy.