According to figures released by the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2010, the Kingdom imports 96 percent of all its energy at a cost of US$3.6 billion or 13.5 percent of GDP. The Master Strategy of the Energy Sector in Jordan has set a target of 1,800 MW, or 10 per cent of the country’s energy supply, to come from renewable sources by 2020. The Strategy calls for 600 MW of this new capacity to be provided by solar power.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources was established in 1984 and entrusted with administering and organizing the energy sector in a way that achieves Jordan’s national objectives. During the restructuring process of the energy sector, the responsibilities of the Ministry were amended to include the comprehensive planning process of the sector, setting the general plans and ensuring their implementation in a way that achieves the general objectives of the energy sector, the most important of which is providing energy, in its various forms, for the development process, organizing its affairs, exchanging electric power with neighboring countries, and attracting international capital for investment in this field, especially the generation of electric power, the production of oil derivatives, transportation of oil and gas, and utilizing local energy sources.
Established in 2001, the ERC’s main responsibilities include restructuring the electricity sector and ensuring that electricity companies are providing high-quality, safe services at acceptable, competitive prices. Additionally, the commission overviews, monitors and handles complaints submitted by consumers.
NEPCO is responsible for the safe and economic operation of Jordan’s power system, constructing and maintaining its transmission network, purchasing electricity and selling it to distribution companies, procuring fuel for power plant, importing and exporting electricity with neighboring countries, and contracting new generation capacity to meet the future demand.
Kawar Energy is an eco-friendly project developer focused on the development of sustainable energy, water and environment projects in Jordan and the Middle East. Part of the Kawar Group, the organization partners on projects involving solar thermal, solar PV, wind and biofuel, as well as water recycling, desalination, purification, carbon trading, capture and storage.
New Jersey-based Petra Solar combines the power of distributed solar energy solutions with a smart grid communications infrastructure.
Aqaba-based Jordanian Alternative Solutions supplies photovoltaic systems to remote areas, standalone solar/battery storage systems, and hybrid systems combining solar power with other forms of energy such as wind turbines and fuel cells. Other services include PV systems for mobile networks and telecommunications in Jordan, North Africa, and the Middle East.jordansolarpower.com
Millennium Energy Industries (MEI) is a leading turnkey solar solutions provider operating internationally from Chile to Europe and the Arab region. MEI successfully engineered and implemented the world’s largest solar heating system, a 25 MW thermal solar district heating plant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Jordanian Renewable Energy Society seeks to stimulate the exploitation of Renewable Energy resources in Jordan and worldwide by investing in the know-how of renewable energy technology for the benefit of the Arabic world.
AREC is a not-for-profit, nongovernment Commission concerned with renewable energy in the Arab world, founded in Amman in 2011.
This group is designed to facilitate discussions and networking among Jordanian professionals, contractors, developers, regulators, suppliers and investors about the future development of solar energy in Jordan. Global professionals, contractors, developers, regulators, suppliers and investors, are welcome to share and promote their knowledge, experience, products and new technology in the network. Visit the JSEN Group on LinkedIn
The Solar GCC Alliance formed a Jordan affiliate known as the Jordan Solar Industry Association (JSIA). This organization will seek to create new solar energy business and employment opportunities in Jordan and enable collaboration opportunities throughout the GCC region. For more information, contact:
Jordan Solar Industry Association (JSIA)
Amman , Jordan
Laith S’ad Basha
Tel: +962 795163269
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