Jordan Issues Storage Tender

Jordan’s Ministry Of Energy And Mineral Resources Invites Expressions Of Interest For 30 MW of Energy Storage
08:40 PM (Beijing Time) - 16. August 2017

Key Takeaways

  • Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) is looking to develop electrical storage projects
  • These will be developed in two phases - Phase 1 plant will have a power of 30 MW and an energy capacity of 60 MWh
  • This project will be primarily for ramp-rate control of PV and wind power plants and energy shifting of otherwise curtailed renewable energy
  • An additional optional project under Phase 1 may be designated as Phase 2
  • Last date to submit expression of interest for Phase 1 is September 28, 2017

Jordan is inviting expression of interest (EoI) for developing an electrical storage project in the Ma’an Development Area #1. The plant’s will have 30 MW of power and 60 MWh of energy capacity, primarily for ramp-rate control of PV and wind power plants, and energy shifting of otherwise curtailed renewable energy.

This is Phase 1 of the electrical storage development in Jordan, stated the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). It will be connected to the Ma’an Solar substation operated by the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and needs to be completed by April 2019.

NEPCO uses this substation to integrate several PV plants with a total installed capacity of 164 MVA under Round 1 of Direct Proposal Submissions.

Under Phase 1, there could be an additional optional project that may be designated as Phase 2 and would come up in Ma’an Development Area #2 by 2020. The electrical storage size in this phase is not yet final.

Interested applicants will have to provide evidence of having the technical ability to manage the design, engineering, construction and operation of energy BOO (build, own, operate) projects. They should also demonstrate technical experience in electrical storage by itself or through its EPC contractor.

Interested developers need to submit hard copies of their applications to MEMR by September 28, 2017. Further information is available on MEMR’s website.  

Jordan wants to have 1,800 MW of renewable energy capacity by 2020 with solar power contributing 600 MW. The country is one of the most attractive solar markets these days. In May, the University of Jordan tendered a 16 MW solar PV capacity development under net metering without storage system requirements (see University of Jordan Issues Tender For 16 MW).  


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