Jordan powers up 50MW Risha solar plant


 Jordan’s ACWA Power and the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) have officially announced the start of commercial operations at the 50MW Risha Solar PV Independent Power Plant after completing all the required commissioning and start-up tests.

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The power purchase agreement for Risha PV was initially signed by ACWA Power and NEPCO in 2017, setting the lowest tariff for renewable energy in Jordan at the time (0.042 JD/kWh).

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The Risha PV IPP was developed in line with the ambitions of the Government of Jordan to attract investment and ensure a 20% contribution of renewable energy in the total energy mix of the country by 2020. 

Amjad Rawashdeh, Managing Director of NEPCO, said: “This project is estimated to generate around 115GWh per annum and will pave Jordan’s future path for economic growth. NEPCO is keen to uphold its commitment of deploying renewable energy projects while sustaining the reliability and stability of our electrical system, which is one of the finest in the region.