RAI Energy International, Inc. (REI), the global energy development company, announced that the 20MW Jordan Solar One power plant has entered commercial operation. Located north of Amman in Mafraq, Jordan, the PV project is considered the largest solar power plant in northern Jordan. REI co-developed the project through a PPA signing and retains a minority ownership interest, with Dubai-based Adenium Energy Capital and other regional investors owning the remaining interest.
"The Jordanian solar power sector is poised for explosive growth, and Jordan Solar One is helping provide a much-needed new source of renewable energy," said REI President and CEO Mohammed Alrai. "This state-of-the-art solar project will supply nearly 15,000 Jordanian households with clean, reliable electricity."
Construction of the project began in June 2015. Today, Jordan Solar One delivers energy to National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement.
In addition to our activities in the U.S. renewable energy market, REI is looking to develop renewable energy projects in the growing Jordanian energy market and in the Middle East and Africa. To-date, REI has developed more than 200MW of utility-scale and distributed generation solar PV projects and has a robust portfolio of distributed generation solar and energy storage.