Ashalim Plot B / Megalim CSP Project

This page provides information on Ashalim Plot B / Megalim CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Ashalim Plot B / Megalim
Location: Ashalim

Southern District
Israel
Owners (%): BrightSource Energy (25%) General Electric (25%) NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund (50%)
Technology Power Tower
Solar Resource: 2393
Nominal Capacity: 121 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2019

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2015
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 320
Lat/Long Location 30.962,34.728
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 3.2

Participants

Developer Megalim Solar Power Ltd; (JV: BrightSource; GE Renewable Energy;Noy Fund)
USA
EPC General Electric
USA
Electricity Generation Offtaker Israel Electricity Corporation

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2017) $ 840.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $854.66 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 7063.3
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.23
Levelised cost of electricity with 5% weighted average cost of capital and a 25 year payback period, capacity dependent O&M (1.5% of investment cost per year), deflated from Year_operational using the Worldbank's GDP deflator; if station under development or construction then not deflated (assumed cost year 2020)
Remuneration ILS/kWh 0.79
Remuneration Start Year 2017
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.24
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type PPA

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 1052480
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 50600
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 21
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Brightsource
USA
Mirror Manufacturer AGC Glass Europe

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Tower Height (m) 240
Receiver Manufacturer General Electric (GE)
USA

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 121 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine