Jordan to have its first wind farm online by 2014 - report
Nov 24, 2011 - Jordan's first wind farm and first large-scale renewable energy development -- the 90-MW Fujeij project -- is to come on stream by 2014, Jordan Today reported, citing energy officials.
The Ministry of Energy is to review the feasibility study results for the project by the end of 2011 and then select the project developer, Ziyad Jibril, head of the ministry's renewable energy department, told the newspaper.
The project is in line with the government's strategy to bolster the share of wind and solar power in the national energy mix to 7% by 2015. Renewables are seen to bring 10% of Jordan's energy by 2020, Jordan Today said. The Kingdom seeks to develop wind and solar, together with oil shale and nuclear power in order to cut energy imports, which now swallow up some 23% of Jordan's gross domestic product, according to the report.