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Ministry of Energy endeavors to go greener

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AMMAN — Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh recently highlighted the importance of conducting a detailed study on the amount of resources needed for factory production to accommodate the increasing rates of demand. اضافة اعلان

The study would help establish the required infrastructure and mechanisms that enable different factories to operate in an environmentally friendly manner in terms of consumption of resources.

Raising awareness about energy consumption will help enhance the country’s energy security, which is becoming more and more important nowadays, and help get more modern and clean energy, the minister said.

Oil and energy expert Hashem Akel told Jordan News that it is important to focus on conserving energy that is otherwise going to waste.

Jordan produces approximately 6,500 megawatts of electricity a year, yet, at most, only about 4,200megawatts are consumed, he added, because facilities to store the surplus, for it to be reused, are not available.
In Jordan, 25 percent of the electricity consumed comes from renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar power.
Akel told Jordan news: “During the day, there are peak hours. This is when national electricity consumption is at its highest. If we create incentives for major electricity consumers to work during off-peak hours, we will decrease electricity use, and its production becomes need based. This will require lower production. This way, we will use what we produce without waste,” Akel added.

Kharabsheh stressed the need to make use of more renewable energy sources, which would enable factories to be more competitive, for having to pay less for the electricity bill, and create more job opportunities.

In Jordan, 25 percent of the electricity consumed comes from renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar power. The remaining comes from electric power stations.

Specialist in oil and energy Amer Al-Shobaki told Jordan News that 20 percent of the electricity supplied by power stations in Jordan is lost before it reaches the consumer, due to the fact that the electricity network is outdated, and thus less efficient.

According to Kharabsheh, the decision to assess the current infrastructure and come up with more renewable energy sources will also help Jordan export to more markets and waste less.


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