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Jordan Eyes Power Storage as Next Step in Green Energy Drive

  • Country seeks to beat own targets for renewable energy
  • Challenges shift from cost of renewable generation to storage

Photographer: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

Jordan is pressing ahead with its first electricity storage project to bolster its expansion in solar and wind generation.

The Middle Eastern kingdom expects to sign a contract for a 30-megawatt battery in the third quarter, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Saleh Al Kharabsheh. The project, which was tendered last year, will help ensure the country has green electricity day and night, he said in an interview at the Energy Transition forum in Berlin.