Al Badiya Power Generation
Al Badiya is a specialized power-generation company solely owned by Philadelphia
Solar. The company was established on November 25, 2013, on a 450,000 m2 area and with a startup capital of 22.5 million USD.
Al Badiya currently owns a 12 MWp power plant located in Al-Mafraq, Jordan, and is considered the largest power-storage plant in the Middle East. Al Badiya has been operating since October 22, 2015. The plant consists of 48,000 polycrystalline panels (250 Wp each).
Al Badiya second phase expansion project is the first utility scale Storage project in MENA region combined with energy storage system with Capacity of 23MWp/12.6 MWh.
This project includes an expansion of 11 MWp, the expansion consists of approximately 34,350 of Philadelphia Solar PV panels (320 Wp each) and a 12.6 MWh Lithium Ion energy storage system (Tesla Powerpack), the total size of the storage power plant combined with the first phase is 23 MWp, the new power plant’s purpose is to enhance the grid by power peak shaving and power shifting to increase the stability of the grid and support the grid at peak load hours, additionally it will also enhance the availability of energy during the daytime hours.
Tesla was selected to provide a 3MW/12.6MWh powerpack system to be paired with the 23MWp solar park in AlMafraq (12 MWp 1st phase + 11 MWp 2nd Phase). The powerpack will perform multiple functions including renewable firming, ramp rate control, avoiding curtailment and proven network frequency support. the powerpack system will further transform Jordan’s movement towards renewable energy and see an advancement of a resilient, modern and economically-efficient grid,for more details see the case study .
Al Badiya is the first company to own a solar-power plant combined with energy-storage systems in the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region.