Doral Energy Group cooperates with the American company Invenergy as part of a joint venture agreement for the development and construction of ground-mounted solar projects.
The government decision in April 2016 defined significant objectives for renewable energy production in the coming years – 17% of the electricity that will be used by consumers in 2030 will be generated from production sources by means of renewable energy.
The total consumption in Israel is currently some 60 billion kWh per year; by 2030 the country’s overall consumption is expected to be 80 billion kWh, assuming that extensive programs for more efficient energy use will be carried out during that period. Without increased efficiency, the total consumption is expected to reach some 95 billion kWh or more.
The most common and available means of production with renewable energy in Israel is the energy of the sun. There is therefore no doubt that in order to achieve the government’s objectives, thousands of megawatts of solar facilities will be set up, including ground-mounted facilities on a large scale.
According to the Israel Land Administration decision No. 1427, every agricultural settlement could allocate up to 250 dunams of their assigned plot for solar installations.
The Electricity Authority is currently issuing regularization plans supporting the long-term vision that will enable the realization of government objectives, while according to the Director of the Ministry of Energy, in 2017 alone, regularization plans for more than 1,000 megawatts are expected to be published.
Business with Doral
Doral Energy Group, together with Invenergy, initiates and promotes many ground projects totaling hundreds of megawatts in partnership with kibbutzim and other agricultural settlements.
Construction of the facilities is done as part of the Electricity Authority regularization plans – regularization of guaranteed rate tenders or regularization that would allow bilateral deals for selling electricity.
The projects are developed through joint corporations of Doral and the kibbutzim, maximizing the corporation’s profit, as Doral is able to establish and maintain the facilities for costs that are significantly lower than market prices.
Thanks to the vast experience gained in the solar field, the activities with the kibbutz sector, the good relations with the world’s leading solar equipment manufacturers and its leading position vis-à-vis the banking system, Doral Renewable Energy Resources Group is a leading force in the industry and holds the highest availability of planned sites and planning processes in advanced stages, including the Hadarei Shean project and other projects, such as Yotvata, Lahav, etc.
Hadarei Shean project
Doral Group specialized with development of power plants since 2007, in collaboration with the Regional Economic Corporation and the “Springs Valley” Kibbutzes, Develops a cluster of energy power production plants on an area of 2500 Dunams (620 acres) At the area designated for the power plants, there is currently an active orchard owned and operated by the kibbutzes.
The power plants cluster is located at the “Spring valley” council near Israel’s eastern border with Jordan and south with the Palestinian authority. Dorel received an option for land use rights for establishment of the power plants, signed by the land owners at October 2014.
The local council sets the power plants cluster area at their upcoming regional “area development plan” as an area designed for energy and infrastructure facilities due to its intention to designate the open spaces around the council for residential, agriculture and tourism, while concentrating the energy and infrastructure facilities at the edge of the valley.
The Projects components:
1. 70 MW Solar energy, photovoltaic power plant. The plants power plant will be connected to the IEC grid transmission lines.
2. Power plant consists of an open cycle gas turbines, supplied with natural gas. The production capacity at this power plant will be 320 MW. The plant will allocate all its available power for constant availability and follow the guide lines of the Israeli electrical grid administrator.