Located east of Amman, Baynouna is the largest single solar energy project in Jordan. The project achieved commercial operation in 2020, and supplies the annual power needs of approximately 160,000 homes, displacing an estimated 360,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
Developed as a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Masdar and National Electric Power Company, Jordan’s state electricity provider, this US$260 million project generates 563.3 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity each year, equivalent to 4 percent of the annual energy consumption of Jordan.
The 200 MW solar power plant and Masdar’s 117 MW Tafila windfarm will help Jordan reach its goal of producing 15 percent of its domestic electricity needs from renewable sources. Combined, the two projects will account for nearly 18 percent of the 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy Jordan aimed to install by 2020.