Jordan: Alcazar Energy-01/Jordan

Date Filed
02 Mar 2020
Status
Closed
Phase
Compliance
Country
Jordan

Case Tracker

Eligibility
Eligibility
Assessment
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Mediation
Compliance
Appraisal
Closed
CURRENT Status
Closed (COMPLIANCE)

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Local resident (Confidential)

Concerns

Noise and flashing lights

Cross-Cutting Issues
Resource Efficiency Air

Project Information

Region
Middle East & North Africa
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
Gaia Equity 35909
Company
Alcazar Energy
Sector
Infrastructure
Department
Infrastructure
Category
A
Commitment

$25.25 million (USD) Equity

Synopsis

Project Overview

IFC has an equity investment held since 2015 in the renewable energy platform Alcazar Energy Partners (the “Company”), an independent developer and power producer focused on wind and solar projects in the MENA region. The complaint relates specifically to Alcazar Energy’s Al Rajef Wind Project in Jordan, an 86 MW wind farm with a project cost of US$ 185m, located near the village of Al Rajef in the Ma’an Governate of Jordan approximately 220km south of Amman in Jordan. Based on IFC’s equity in Alcazar, it is exposed to the Al-Rajef wind farm project, which commenced commercial operations in November 2018. The project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and Proparco.

Complaint

In March 2020, a local resident filed a complaint with CAO in relation to the Al-Rajef wind farm. The complaint entails a concern about the potential impact of the wind farm on the complainant’s unit, including noise and flashing lights from the project site. The complainant requested confidentiality.

CAO Action

CAO found the complaint eligible for assessment in March 2020 and begun an assessment of the complaint. During the assessment, the Complainant and the Company agreed to engage in a voluntary dialogue process to try and resolve the dispute. 

In the process of dispute resolution, the complainant initially elected to withdraw from the dispute resolution process. He later changed his mind and requested to continue the process, and eventually became unreachable after his request. The complaint is now transferred to CAO’s Compliance function for appraisal.

Status

This case has been closed. Compliance appraisal reports in Arabic and English have been published, based on the 2013 Operational Guidelines.


Status as of Nov. 23, 2021

Case Documents

  • Dispute Resolution

    Assessment Report(s)
    CAO Assessment Report Jordan
    Oct 01, 2020
    English
    CAO Assessment Report Jordan
    CAO Assessment Report Jordan
    Oct 01, 2020
    Arabic
    CAO Assessment Report Jordan
    Close-out Report(s)
    May 03, 2021
    English
    Close-out Report(s)
    Close-out Report(s)
    May 03, 2021
    Arabic
    Close-out Report(s)
  • Appraisal Report(s)
    Compliance Appraisal Report - Jordan Alcazar Energy
    Nov 10, 2021
    English
    Compliance Appraisal Report - Jordan Alcazar Energy
    تقييم الامتثال: ملخص النتائج
    Nov 10, 2021
    العربية
    تقييم الامتثال: ملخص النتائج