WHO IS OUR CLIENT
The Local Company for Water and Solar Energy Projects PSC is a company established for the development, construction and operations of a 50MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, located in the King Hussein Bin Talal Development Area, 60km northeast of Amman.
The estimated project cost for the construction of the solar plant is USD 72 million. FMO is participating in a debt financing package mobilized by EBRD. All output generated by the project will be sold to off-taker NEPCO under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The project is part of the Government of Jordan's Renewable Energy Program, which aims to increase renewable energy contribution to 10 percent of the country's generation mix by 2020.
WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT
Once operational, this power plant will generate approximately 135GWh annually, serving approximately 52,000 customers based on a per capita consumption of 2,580 kWh. The project serves to meet the growing demand for electricity in Jordan. By generating electricity from a renewable energy source this solar plant is expected to avoid the emission of approximately 76 kilo tons of CO2 per annum. The project contributes to a diversification of Jordan's fuel mix and provides for energy security by generating electricity from a domestic resource. It contributes to reducing the marginal cost of electricity in the country by generating electricity at a tariff close to half the long term cost of generation in Jordan.
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO
Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism.