UAE firm to build 4.7MW solar plant in Jordan
2 February 2017
UAE-based Yellow Door Energy (YDE), a major investor and operator of distributed solar and energy efficiency assets, has signed an agreement with Jordan Hospital to build, develop and operate a 4.7 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Amman.
The move comes as part of Jordan Hospital's efforts to reduce its CO2 footprint by moving to electricity generated from renewable energy sources, said Dr Abdullah Al Bashir, the general manager of Jordan Hospital after signing the deal with Jeremy Crane, CEO of Yellow Door Energy.
"As part of the hospital’s energy diversification strategy, we are looking at, meeting our electricity needs through power generated by natural resources and, in doing so, reducing our carbon footprint and greenhouse emissions,” said Ahmad Khattab, the managing director of Jordan Hospital.
“The project will contribute towards meeting the hospital’s medium and long-term electricity needs, as it is scheduled to be connected to the grid by 2017. The highly-anticipated project is expected to encourage other public and private sector companies to generate renewable energy and rely on it in the future," he stated.
On the deal, Crane said: "Jordan has always been at the forefront of countries seeking to make the most of natural resources, and through its investments in this area, the kingdom has made remarkable progress."
"Yellow Door Energy is committed to enabling companies to save energy and reduce their electricity cost and is proud to be part of the further development of this approach in Jordan. In addition to helping reduce operating costs, the project will enable the hospital to serve as a successful model for promoting renewable energy projects in Jordan and abroad," he noted.
Meroun Green Solutions Company, a leader in providing smart and innovative green solutions in the area of clean development projects, will oversee the construction of the project and its implementation, leveraging the advanced global innovations in the fields of renewable energy and energy management.
Sameeh Abushanab, CEO of Meroun Green Solutions Company, said: "This project covering over 67 dunams comes in response to the growing demand for electricity locally. The project will provide the hospital with a capacity of 4.7 MW and is expected to be fully operational by 2017."
Yellow Door Energy said its operations are fully compliant with the net metering and wheeling regulations in Jordan and Dubai. The legislation allows companies to generate energy and make use of solar power, it added.