The EBRD is financing solar at Risha and Al-Sawafi and a wind farm at Shobak. Yet an oil-shale plant dominates Jordan’s power projects pipeline.

Saudi private energy developer Acwa Power has announced financial close for the development of a 61.3MW solar PV plant at Risha in Jordan’s Mafraq governorate 300km northeast of Amman and in a military zone 4km from the Iraqi border. The location is already site of a 150MW gas-fired plant operated by state utility Cegco in which Acwa...