Sep 09,2021  

AMMAN — A Daehan Wind Power Company (DHWP) owned wind project was launched on Thursday in Tafileh govenorate, the southern region.

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati, during the ceremony, said that the 52-megawatt wind project with a projected annual output of 155 gigawatt hours a year, is part of the Kingdom’s 2020-2030 Energy Strategy, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Kingdom’s energy strategy is meant to ensure sustainable and clean sources of energy through reaching installed capacity of 3,200 megawatts, to contribute to the total energy mix by 31 per cent.

The government’s partnership with the private sector to implement such projects has placed Jordan among the world’s leading countries in the field of renewable energy, she said.

Zawati added that the installed capacity of renewable energy projects has surpassed 2,270 megawatts, out of which 1,645 megawatts are from solar energy projects and 625 megawatts are from wind power projects.

She noted that the combined capacity of projects to cover consumption in the private sector reached some 825 megawatts, distributed over more than 34,000 systems.

New wind energy project in Tafileh expected to power 40,000 households – Jordan

Sep 09,2021

AMMAN — The Daehan Wind Power Company (DHWP) on Wednesday announced the completion of its wind power project in Tafileh Governorate, with a total cost of $100 million.

The joint project between DL Energy Co. and Korea Southern Power Co. (KOSPO), started in 2012, aims to enhance energy provision security with the goal of self-sufficiency from local resources in the future, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The venture was developed in cooperation with Vestas Middle East, a global leader in wind turbine manufacturing, with a total capacity of 51.75 megawatts.

The venture will meet the annual electricity needs of some 40,000 households through connecting the project with the Jordan National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) under a 20-year agreement.

The Daehan Wind Power Project commenced its commercial operations on July 31 despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic, Petra said. 

During a ceremony to announce the completion of the project, Vice President of Overseas Business Development at KOSPO Ji-Hoon Kang said that the project is considered “a clear and confident step in the right direction”, and a strong indication of the Kingdom’s strategic commitment to pursuing a secure and sustainable future.

DHWP CEO Tae-Hee Cho said that the project represents a significant achievement within Jordan’s strategic path towards greater energy independence. 

KOSPO CEO Seung-Woo Lee said that the project encourages the company to expand its renewable energy portfolio across the MENA region, and throughout other important markets.

The project will work to reduce the Kingdom’s reliance on conventional energy sources, and is expected to reduce more than 112,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.