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Jordan on track for energy
Largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Jordan nearing completion
During her recent mission to Jordan, Private Sector Officer Cynara Salmans (second from right) conducted a supervision and lenders’ meeting to review current developments of portfolio projects co-financed by the OPEC Fund. Salmans toured the Baynouna plant as well as other project sites.
Jordan is well on its way to reaching an important 2023 target of generating 20 percent of total electricity capacity via renewable energy, thanks to its partnerships with development finance institutions (DFIs) such as the OPEC Fund and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Located in the Al Muwaqqar district, around 30 km southeast of the Jordanian capital Amman, the Baynouna solar PV power plant is considered the largest in Jordan and one of the biggest in the whole of the Middle East.
More than 100,000 homes will be supplied with clean, modern energy thanks to the Baynouna Power plant, cofinanced by the OPEC Fund.