CAO Cases

Arne Hoel, The World Bank

Middle East & North Africa

Jordan / Daehan Wind Power Company – 01/Tafila

Complainant
Community member
Date Filed
June 16, 2020
Concerns
Noise, shadow flicker effect, bird mortality, health and safety
Case Status
Open - Ombudsman
 

Synopsis

Project Overview

IFC has an active project with Daehan Wind Power Company PSC in Jordan which is currently owned by Korea Southern Power Company and Daelim Energy Company. The project consists of the construction, operation and maintenance of a 51.75MW (installed capacity) wind farm in Jordan's Tafila Governorate. The Project will be an Independent Power Producer, generating about 153 GWh annually for sale to the National Electric Power Company under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.

 

Complaint
In June 2020, a local community member from Tafila, Jordan submitted a complaint to CAO on behalf of himself and two family members. They indicated that their family jointly owned land near the Daehan wind farm and raised concerns about the impact of project construction and potential future impact of the wind farm operations. Specific issues cited in the complaint include noise and shadow flicker effect from the wind turbines, health and safety concerns, and the missed opportunity for farmers to raise birds. The complaint also raises concerns that the company failed to lease some farmlands despite their close proximity to the project site.

 

CAO Action
CAO found the complaint eligible in July 2020 and has begun an assessment of the complaint.

 

Status
An assessment of the complaint is ongoing.


Note: A CAO assessment does not entail a judgment on the merits of complaints.  Rather, the aim is to listen to people's concerns, understand the different perspectives, and determine what options are available to address the complaint through CAO's Dispute Resolution and Compliance functions.

 

Status as of September 16, 2020

Project information

Institution
IFC
Project Name & Number
Daehan WIND 35349
Department
Infrastructure
Company
Daehan Wind Power Company
Sector
Wind Power - Renewable Energy Generation
Region
Middle East & North Africa
Country
Jordan
Environmental Category
A
Commitment
US$11.43m A loan and US$2.7m risk management

Case Tracker

Ombudsman

  • Eligible: Completed
  • Assessment Period: In Process

Compliance