$100 million wind power project in Tafileh to supply 40,000 households

3. Daehan Wind Power
(Photo: Handout from Daehan Wind Power Company)
AMMAN— The successful completion of the $100 million Daehan Wind Power Project in Tafileh governorate will generate almost 52 megawatts of power and offset more than 112,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually, the Daehan Wind Power Company announced in a press statement.اضافة اعلان

The project’s completion was marked Tuesday by Daehan Wind Power Company, a joint venture between DL Energy Co. and Korea Southern Power Co. (KOSPO), at an inaugural ceremony in Amman’s W Hotel. Key project stakeholders, local media and representatives of Kingdom’s energy sector were in attendance.

The project has been in development since 2012 and aims to enhance Jordan’s energy security and independence through sustainable clean energy solutions. Developed in cooperation with Vestas Middle East, a wind turbine manufacturer, the project’s total power generation capacity of 51.75 megawatts will meet the annual electricity needs of around 40,000 households.

The Daehan Wind Power Project will work to reduce the Kingdom’s reliance on non-renewable energy sources like oil and natural gas, which will ultimately help make Jordan more energy independent, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. The project is expected to offset more than 112,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

The project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Jordan’s National Electric Power Company to supply power through the national grid.

Despite the challenges faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daehan Wind Power Project began commercial operation on July 31 this year. The project will be managed in close cooperation with local communities, and will provide employment to these communities by hiring local staff for security, logistics, and maintenance.

“The official commencement of operations at Daehan Wind Power Project serves to realize a pivotal investment in Jordan’s environmental and economic future. As clean energy solutions increasingly become a global imperative, the need to enhance the Kingdom’s energy security and sustainability will only increase,” said Ji-Hoon Kang, vice president of overseas business development at KOSPO, addressing the assembled guests.

“This project signifies a clear and confident step in the right direction, and a strong indication of the country’s strategic commitment to pursuing a secure, sustainable future,” the vice president said.

Daehan Wind Power CEO Tae-Hee Cho said that the Daehan Wind Power Project represents a significant achievement along Jordan’s strategic path toward greater energy independence.

“We at Daehan Wind Power Company greatly appreciate the government’s support in helping facilitate and bring this project to life,” the CEO said. “We would also like to thank our investors, lenders, and local community members who have supported the realization of this milestone.”

Seung-Woo Lee, KOSPO CEO, said the project was a significant milestone along KOSPO’s strategic journey in the Middle East and North Africa: “With the success of this project serving as a benchmark, we will continue to expand our renewable energy portfolio across the MENA region, and throughout other pivotal regions and markets.”

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