ACWA Power to build 61.3 MW PV plant in Jordan / Country plans additional 300 MW of solar and wind

Saudi independent power producer ACWA Power has agreed with the Government of Jordan to develop, finance, construct, own and operate a new 61.3 MW photovoltaic project in Risha, a province in Eastern Jordan. ACWA Power submitted a record-low tariff of 0.042 JD/kWh ($0.059), 3.3 percent lower than the previous lowest tariff provided to Jordan with the Mafraq PV project in November, also developed by ACWA Power under the Round II of Proposals for Renewable Energy in Jordan. Completion is targeted for Q1 2019.
According to news agency »Bloomberg«, Jordan plans to award additional 300 MW of renewable projects by the end of this year, citing Ziad Jibril Sabra, assistant secretary general in the Ministry of Energy. Four solar projects and two wind plants are planned, each producing 50 megawatts of electricity, Sabra said.
Jordan’s target by 2020 is to generate about 20 percent of electricity from renewables. Of the 1,600 MW planned, 1,300 are already contracted in two stages, Sabra said. The remaining 300 megawatts will be the third round.

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