7284-02. ESIA Review Lebanon Wind Power

The Government of Lebanon aims that by 2020 renewable energy contributes to 12% of the total national energy supply and by 2030 a reduction of 15% in greenhouse gases is realised. In line with these ambitions, three wind farm projects are currently being planned in the Akkar district in the Northeast of Lebanon, near the Syrian border. Together, these projects will establish around 54 turbines with a total capacity of 219 megawatts (MW). 

Advisory reports and other documents

16 Jul 2019: Advisory review
ESIA Review Lebanon Wind Power

Significant details

One of these projects is the Lebanon Wind Power (LWP) planned on a mountain ridge in Jroud Akkar, on heights between 1200-2200m above sea level. The activities for this project will include land clearing, the installation of foundational strcutures and the installation of 16 to 18 wind turbines with an expected power capacity of 68,3 megawatts (MW). The project will also include the upgrade of exising and establishment of new access roads to the turbine sites, the installation of a substation, two operation buildings and underground transmission lines for grid connection.

Lebanon Wind Power will be one of the first wind energy projects of this scale to provide power to the national grid. Being a new sector in Lebanon, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) requested the NCEA to review the ESIA of this project. This request is based on the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the Lebanese Ministry of Environment and the NCEA signed in May 2019. 

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Parties involved

Members of the working group

Peter van der Boom, MA
Ben Peters
Rob Vogel
Hendrik (Erik) Zigterman

Chair: Tanya van Gool
Technical secretary: Leyla Özay, MSc

Further details

Country: Lebanon

Last modified: 01 Feb 2022