Jordan: Water Ministry set to float tender to establish mega solar plant

(MENAFN) A senior government official announced Thursday that in the following month, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation is to float a tender aiming to launch a mega solar plant in the south of Jordan in order to power its chief water projects.

Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazim El Naser declared that the solar plant project's researches and blueprints are currently in their final stages as he pointed out the purpose of the project to be an effort to boost the ministry's dependence on clean renewable energy as it shrinks power consumption.

During a phone interview with The Jordan Times, the minister stated "the project will be constructed in Disi District within lands owned by the Water Authority of Jordan. It will generate 24 megawatts per year."

Minister Naser added "once operational, the solar plant will be connected to the national power grid. It will save the water sector JD4 million annually in electricity cost."


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