Jordan will add a 50 MW solar power plant to advance in its clean energy portfolio. The commercial operation date of the solar plant was 1st September 2021.
The power plant project Al Husainiyah is sponsored by AMEA Power with a 70% stake and Jordan-based Philadelphia Solar with a 30% stake.
AMEA Power now has 100 MW of operational power projects in the country with Abour wind project and the latest one.
The project was awarded following the second round of Jordan’s renewables feed-in-tariff (FiT) program.
This power plant is situated in Ma’an Governorate that is 200km south of Amman. The operation of the project will last for 20 years. This will avoid carbon emissions of more than 3 million tonnes.
The power plant will supply clean and affordable energy to nearly 50,000 households. In the process of construction, around 400 people will be employed.
The project was financed by FMO and DEG. This utility-scale solar park is the first internationally financed project in the country mainly with regionally developed PV modules.
AMEA Power has developed renewable energy projects in more than 15 countries including Morocco, Jordan, Chad, Togo, Kenya, Uganda, and so on.
The project is anticipated to achieve financial closure on 1,200 MW capacity of solar and wind projects with investments of more than USD 1 billion in Tunisia, Egypt, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast.