King Abdullah II inaugurates the first solar power plant in Jordan

King Abdullah II on Sunday inaugurated the Royal Hashemite Court’s grid connected solar power plant which was established inside the Royal Court compound.

The 5.6 megawatt plant came in line with His Majesty’s directives to build similar projects of renewable energy in order to encourage switching to this source of power. It will cover the Royal Court’s needs of such energy, reduce expenditure and preserve the environment.

Royal Court Secretary General Yousef Issawi briefed the King on the importance of this project in meeting the Royal institution’s electricity demand.

He added that studies were conducted according to high standards by using state-of-the-art technology in this area.

He said that a tender in this regard was referred to a company that participated in the competition to build the plant, where the project was implemented within eight months.

He pointed out that commissioning production of the plant began three weeks ago, while the actual operation of the first solar plant has begun and will cover the entire power needs of the Royal Hashemite Court and Husseiniya Palace, adding that the work is currently underway to complete the remaining phases of the project in various locations, affiliated to the Royal Court.