Oslo, Norway, September 1, 2016: Scatec Solar’s third solar plant in Jordan has now reached commercial operation (COD) increasing the total production capacity in Jordan to 43 MW.
Built under the Jordanian Renewable Energy Program, the 22 MW solar plant is developed by Scatec Solar and its local partner European Jordanian Renewable Energy (EJRE). Scatec Solar owns 50.1% of the project company, while EJRE holds 49.9%.
The plant is built on an area of approximately 51 hectares, which is equivalent to about 95 football fields. Situated about 225 km south of the capital city Amman, the plant will produce electricity in excess of 52,000 MWh annually. The plant is connected to a substation built and controlled by the state utility, NEPCO, with whom Scatec Solar has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
The clean energy produced by the solar plant will avoid 33,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year and serve the electricity need of about 10,000 households annually.
About Scatec Solar
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable source of clean energy worldwide. A long term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants, and already has an installation track record of close to 600 MW.
The company is producing electricity from 426 MW of solar power plants in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras, Jordan and the United States.
With an established global presence, the company is growing briskly with a project backlog and pipeline of close to 1.5 GW under development in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Scatec Solar is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘SSO’.