RES | 20 Jun 2020
Ormazabal supports Azraq Refugee Camp with renewable energy
Located in Jordan, Azraq Refugee Camp was built for refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict. Opened in April 2014, it is currently home to more than 35,500 Syrian refugees living in 9,000 shelters and is managed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) together with the Government of Jordan.
In 2017, Azraq became the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy. All inhabited shelters in the camp are connected to the electricity network, and electricity is provided to residents for an average of 16 hours a day.
The 5 MW solar plant is connected to the MV power network and covers 70% of the electricity needs in the camp. This project was led by Mustakbal Clean Tech (EPC), funded by the IKEA Foundation and Saudi Fund for Development utilizing EDCO’s grid (Jordanian utility). Together with Mustakbal Clean Tech, Ormazabal has participated in defining the medium voltage scope by supplying ring main units of the internal loop as well as 3 primary switchgear for delivery stations, following the Renewable Energy standards and Jordanian grid code. Using products both from our secondary and primary distribution range, this is the first time Ormazabal has supplied cpg products in Jordan and looks forward to continued cooperation with UNHCR to support the energy needs of refugees across the Kingdom.
Nowadays Ormazabal is global leader in renewable energy market, so as in Jordan, where Ormazabal has the highest market share of renewable delivery stations provided.