Commission has signed an agreement with the
"Patient's Friend Society" Al Ahli hospital in the
West Bank city of Hebron, to finance a cutting-edge
wind energy production system that will provide over
40% of the hospital's energy needs. This will be the
first institution in Palestine to generate its
electricity from wind power, and it is hoped that
this project can serve as a model for others.
The project will
include the installment of a wind turbine that can
produce up to 700 KW of energy. A study will also
explore the potential for developing wind energy in
the West bank.
The project will
provide the biggest health organization in the West
Bank with a large proportion of its electricity
needs from a clean, safe, environmentally friendly
source. Hebron, which is the largest city in the
West Bank, is also one of the largest electricity
consuming areas. Located at the highest point in the
West Bank it is ideally suited for a wind energy
plant as there is wind almost every day of the year.
project will constitute a model for green energy
systems in the region.
The project has
been funded through the European Union's Environment
budget line, which helps developing countries and
partner organizations to manage the environment and
natural resources, to fulfill their obligations
under multilateral environmental agreements and to
participate fully in developing international
policies in areas such as the fight against climate
change, land degradation and desertification,
biodiversity protection and proper management of
waste and chemicals. The EU contribution to this
project is EUR 1,3 million equivalent to 80% of the
total cost of the action.