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Jordan ‘plans six new wind and solar plants’

Expressions of interest invited in plan to build six power plants with a total capacity of 300 megawatts – report

Jordan plans six new wind and solar energy power plants with a total capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) and has invited expressions of interest to build the projects, it has been reported.

Experienced companies have been invited to apply for contracts for four solar plants with a total capacity of 50MW each, and two wind plants with a 50MW capacity each, Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif was reported as saying by the Jordan Times.

The projects will boost renewable energy production in Jordan to reach 1,600MW by 2020, the newspaper said.

The news follows the announcement in 2014 that Jordan had cancelled plans to accept proposals to build a series of renewable energy plants.

Saif said that the ministry will soon complete the tendering procedures of a new project to expand the grid’s capacity by an additional 1,000MW, the newspaper said.

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