Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plant (formerly Solar Based Thermal Power Plant)

Project Summary

The project’s global environment objective is to demonstrate the economic feasibility of solar thermal based power generation worldwide by disseminating the corresponding experience with the aim of reducing project costs in the long-term. Furthermore, the it will reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. The project involves the construction and operation of a solar/fossil fuel hybrid power station in the range of 150 MW capacity. The Independent Power Producer (IPP) will be secured through either a Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT) or Build Own Operate (BOO) scheme. The project includes the integration of a solar trough collector field producing a minimum energy output with a fossil-fired power generating element (gas turbine, or boiler/steam generating unit, or combined cycle), fueled by natural gas.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
ONE/Independent Power Producer
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
700,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
43,200,000 USD
Co-financing Total
524,600,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 568,500,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
18 May 1999
Concept Approved
07 May 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Mar 2007
Project closed
22 May 2013