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Jordan closes in on more renewables contracts

Country will award 400 MW of capacity in the coming days, report says.

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Jordan is close to awarding contracts for the next stage of its renewable energy programme, according to reports.

Prime Minister, Abdullah Ensour said the government will, in the next few days, award contracts for projects designed to generate 400 megawatts (MW) of power, the Jordan News Agency says.

Jordan has already awarded 200 MW of solar power capacity, is tendering for a further 200 MW and has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for another 200 MW.

The country’s energy strategy also calls for around 1,200 MW of wind power to be in place by 2020.

Jordan is pushing for renewable energy to make up a greater proportion of its energy mix following disruption of piped natural gas supplies from Egypt.

 

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