Jordan: Daehan Wind Power Co-01/Tafila

Date Filed
16 Jun 2020
Status
Open
Phase
Compliance
Country
Jordan

Case Tracker

Eligibility
June 16, 2020-July 08, 2020
Eligibility
Assessment
July 08, 2020-November 01, 2020
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Mediation
November 01, 2020-February 15, 2022
Compliance
Appraisal
February 14, 2022-June 08, 2022
Investigation
Status as of June 14, 2022
CURRENT Status
Mediation (DISPUTE RESOLUTION)
November 01, 2020-February 15, 2022

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Community member

Concerns

Noise, shadow flicker effect, bird mortality, health and safety

Cross-Cutting Issues
Land Resettlement Biodiversity Air Land

Project Information

Region
Middle East
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
Daehan WIND 35349
Company
Daehan Wind Power Company
Sector
Infrastructure
Department
Infrastructure
Category
A
Commitment

US$11.43m A loan and US$2.7m risk management

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 current impact of project construction and the potential future impact of the wind farm operations. Specific issues cited in the complaint include: noise and shadow flicker effects from 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 for assessment in July 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. Although the parties attempted to resolve the issues through joint sessions and dispute resolution processes from January 2021 until December 2021, the parties did not reach an agreement. In February 2022, the case was transferred to CAO's Compliance function for appraisal based on CAO's Policy.

On June 8, 2022, CAO completed its compliance appraisal of the complaint. The appraisal concluded that a compliance investigation is merited, but CAO decided to defer the compliance investigation, pending the completion of an action plan agreed with IFC and its client. The investigation and IFC's deferral action plan will be specifically regarding the complainant's allegations related to information disclosure, stakeholder engagement, and assessment of the impacts of the project's wind turbines on the complainants' plot of land, all of which pertains to IFC's application of its Performance Standard 1 on assessment and management of environmental and social risks and impacts. The deferral will allow IFC and its client the opportunity to implement a six-month action plan, designed to respond to the complainant’s claims in line with IFC's environmental and social requirements. CAO determined a timeline and framework for monitoring during the deferral period, and will release a public report on the outcomes at the end of the deferral period.

Details from the compliance appraisal are available in the full report under the "Case Documents" section below this page

Status

CAO is monitoring IFC’s completion of its commitments upon its request for a six-month deferral to address some issues raised in the complaint.  

 

Status as of June 14, 2022

Case Documents

  • Complaint & Assessment

    Complaint
    Complaint
    Jun 16, 2020
    Arabic
    Complaint
    Assessment Report(s)
    CAO Assessment report Daehan-01 Jordan
    Nov 01, 2020
    English
    CAO Assessment report Daehan-01 Jordan
    CAO Assessment report Daehan-01 Jordan
    Nov 01, 2020
    Arabic
    CAO Assessment report Daehan-01 Jordan
  • Conclusion Report(s)
    Conclusion Report - Daehan Wind Power
    Feb 15, 2022
    English
    Conclusion Report - Daehan Wind Power
    تقرير ختامي لتسوية المنازعا ت بشأن الشكوى الواردة بخصوص استثمار مؤسسة التمويل الدولية في شركة دايهان لطاقة الريا ح #( 35349 ) ، في الأرد ن شباط فبراي ر 202
    Feb 15, 2022
    عربى
    تقرير ختامي لتسوية المنازعا ت بشأن الشكوى الواردة بخصوص استثمار مؤسسة التمويل الدولية في شركة دايهان لطاقة الريا ح #( 35349 ) ، في الأرد ن شباط فبراي ر 202
  • Appraisal Report
    Compliance Appraisal Report - Daehan Wind Power
    Jun 14, 2022
    English
    Compliance Appraisal Report - Daehan Wind Power
    Compliance Appraisal Report - Daehan Wind Power (Arabic)
    Jun 14, 2022
    عربى
    Compliance Appraisal Report - Daehan Wind Power (Arabic)