Jordan is expecting 20 per cent of its power to be produced by renewable energy resources by 2025, the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR) has revealed.
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By the end of 2018, Jordan was producing 1,130MW of power from renewable energy resources, accounting for about 11 per cent of total electricity requirements. By 2021, the installed capacity will have more than doubled to 2,400MW, MEMR said in a statement.
Jordan has ramped up its installed renewable energy capacity through a combination of utility-scale independent power producer (IPP) projects in combination with a smaller solar rooftop initiative.
The utility-scale IPP projects have been tendered through a direct proposal programme and directly negotiated IPPs. Projects under the first round of the direct proposal programme were completed in 2016. The first phase, which has a total capacity of 204MW, included the development of 10 photovoltaic projects in Ma’an – one in Irbid and one in Aqaba.
MEED recently reported that MEMR was planning to open commercial bids for planned 50MW wind projects under the third round of the direct proposal programme by the end of May. MEED reported in December that the ministry had received proposals from six groups for 50MW wind projects under the third round of its direct proposal programme.
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