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IPP4 – engine-solar PV hybrid

Jordan

250 MW Smart Power Generation + 46 MW solar PV

 

"The idea of the hybrid is to let the solar PV unit produce electricity in the daytime, which will reduce the use of the engines. This will cut the carbon footprint of the power plant, and indeed the whole grid" 

– Meftaur Rahman, President and CEO of AES Jordan


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Wärtsilä delivered IPP4, the 250 MW Smart Power Generation plant to AES Jordan in 2014. The plant has been operated at peaking mode, following the typical daily demand curve of a hot country with extensive use of air conditioning. This involves a rapidly rising load in the morning hours, a sharp peak at noon, then a diminishing load in the afternoon and low consumption at night. The tri-fuel plant uses either heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil or natural gas, according to availability and price.

“The idea of the hybrid is to let the solar PV unit produce electricity in the daytime, which will reduce the use of the engines. This will cut the carbon footprint of the power plant, and indeed the whole grid,” says Meftaur Rahman, President and CEO of AES Jordan. 

In the retrofit engine-solar hybrid project, to be delivered in 2017, a 46 MW solar PV park will be connected to the existing engine power plant. The power from the solar unit will be fed to the 132 kV high voltage grid using the step-up transformers of the engine plant. 



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Main data


   Customer  AES Jordan
   Type  Engine-solar hybrid
   Operating mode  Peaking / baseload
   Solar PV output  46 MWdc, 40 MWac
   Solar PV field land area  81 hectares
   First-year energy output  87 GWh
   Gensets  16 x Wärtsilä 18V50DF 
   Total output of gensets:  250 MW
   Fuel  Natural gas, heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil (tri-fuel plant)
   Delivered  Engine unit in 2014, solar PV unit in 2017





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If you want to know more about the IPP4 engine-solar PV hybrid project, please contact

Upma Koul
Business Development Manager, Sales, Middle East
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
+971 4 8857222

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