The Jordan Wind Project Company PSC (JWPC)

The Jordan Wind Project Company PSC (JWPC) is proud to have developed Jordan and the region’s first and largest privately-sponsored utility scale wind farm, the 117 MW Tafila Wind Farm located in the southern governorate of Tafila, Jordan.

JWPC is owned by a consortium of three prestigious and experienced international partners; Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. (MASDAR), Tamasuk Holding Company (ABGI) and Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP).

Generating an impressive 390 GWh per year, the Tafila Wind Farm supplies the Kingdom with a notable 3.5% of its electricity needs. In addition, the clean power generated by the Wind Farm is produced at substantially lower costs, and saves the emission of 224,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually that would otherwise be produced through conventional electricity generation.

JWPC’s Tafila Wind Farm has indeed placed Jordan on the renewable energy map of the world, and contributed to reducing the Kingdom’s reliance on imported fossil fuels. JWPC has set a precedent for future investments in renewable energy, by being the first privately sponsored utility scale renewable energy developer to negotiate and sign an off-take agreement (PPA) with the Kingdom’s national distributor and single buyer, the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO). In November 2013, JWPC’s financing, technical, environmental and legal contracts and agreements served as templates for other projects to come.

JWPC’s 117 MW Tafila Wind Farm was the first renewable energy power plant to connect to the national grid and begin commercial operations (COD) on September 16, 2015, and is now in its sixth year of operations.

JWPC’s Tafila Wind Farm has become a landmark hub for various academic, professional and official visitors. JWPC also has extensive CSR initiatives and programs that serve to support the local community.

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Project Info.
• Nameplate Capacity: 117 MW • Yearly Electricity Generation: Approximately 390 GWh • Wind Turbine Type: Vestas V112, 3.075 MW • Project lifespan: 20 years (PPA with NEPCO) • Project Site Area: 11,000 dunums (11,000,000 square meters) • Sponsors: InfraMed, Masdar, EP Global Energy • Lenders: International Finance Corporation, European Investment Bank, Eksport Kredit Fonden, FMO, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Europe Arab Bank.
Awards
• IJ Global Project Finance ME Renewables Deal of the Year 2013. • Union for the Mediterranean (UFM) labeled project since 2014.