Jordan wind farm gets cash boost

By Sarah Ann McCay01 December 2013

Jordan’s JWPC Tafila Wind Farm project has received financial support worth US$ 220 million – representing almost 77% of the total cost – according to the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Jordan Wind Project Company PSC (JWPC) is developing a 117 MW wind farm and associated electrical facilities in the Tafila Governorate in Jordan.

The wind farm will run 38 turbines. Once fully developed, the project will account for almost 10% of the country's renewable energy target by 2020 (1,200 MW).

The EIB said the investment was part of an International Finance Cooperation effort to increase the use of renewable energy in the Middle East and North Africa, where abundant sunshine and strong winds are said to make it a natural fit.

Jordan has made progress in the renewable energy field, developing several solar and wind power projects while aiming to have renewables account for 10% of electricity generation by 2020.

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