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Jordan: Adds 1000MW of Renewable Energy by 2020

The Kingdom of Jordan Issues Tender for 1,000 Additional MegaWatts(MW) of Renewable Energy

Like many developing nations, Jordan faces unprecedented electrical demand from its rapidly growing population. It plans to get 10% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Jordan Energy Chart. Image courtesy of BP (2012)
The Green Corridor project will add 1000MW of Renewable Energy to Jordan’s grid by 2018 for a total of 1500MW by 2020. Image courtesy of BP (2012) Copyright © 2013 RCREEE. www.rcreee.org

A Snapshot in Time: Population Increase and Skyrocketing Demand

ON PRESENT PRIMARY DEMAND SOURCE:
According to figures released by the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources in 2010, the Kingdom imports 96% of all its energy at a cost of US$3.6 billion or 13.5% of GDP.
 
ON FUTURE PRIMARY DEMAND SOURCE:
The Master Strategy of the Energy Sector has set a target of 1,800 MW, or 10% 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.
ON PRESENT ENERGY IMPORTS:
Jordan relies on importing energy resources to meet its domestic energy demand for fossil fuels. These energy imports account for more than 40% of the country’s budget.
ON PRESENT ELECTRICAL DEMAND:
Jordan’s total primary consumption is entirely focused on fossil fuels, and its installed capacity is also principally fired on oil and gas.
ON RENEWABLE ENERGY CAPACITY:
The government plans to boost electricity generation capacity from renewable sources up from the current 18 MW to 1.8GW by 2020, setting a target of 10% of primary energy demand from renewable energy by 2020.
ON EFFICIENCY:
Jordan is in the process of adopting its NEEAP, and plans to achieve a 20% reduction of primary energy consumption by 2020.

See: RCREEE Renewable Energy Country Profile: Jordan (Factsheet)

Jordan Renewable Energy Targets for 2020. Renewable Energy Country Profile Jordan 2012 Country Profile - Renewable Energy - Jordan 2012. Copyright © 2013 RCREEE. www.rcreee.org
Renewable Energy Targets for 2020. Renewable Energy Country Profile Jordan 2012. Copyright © 2013 RCREEE. www.rcreee.org

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