Energy storage station near Wadi Mujib dam—Kharabsheh

wadi mujib river and al mujib dam
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AMMAN— Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh said that work is underway to establish a station to store electrical energy using dam water near Wadi Mujib Dam, with a capacity of 450 megawatts and for a storage period of 7 hours, equivalent to 3150 megawatt hours per cycle, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

At the opening of the workshop on the study entitled “the feasibility of the electric energy storage project using dam water in Jordan”, Kharabsheh stressed the importance of the project, which is implemented in cooperation between the energy and water sectors - the Water and Energy Committee, in achieving the national strategic goals for renewable energy.

 The project aims at enhancing the use of renewable energy, mitigating its operational challenges, and reducing reliance on imported fuels to generate electricity and thus reduce carbon emissions, which in turn contributes to the sustainability of the ecosystem.

Kharabsheh said that renewable energy sources contributed about 29 percent of the total energy generated in Jordan by the end of July 2022, through more than 2.5 gigawatts of installed capacity, mostly from solar and wind energy sources, pointing out that the ministry works through updating + the national energy strategy to reach 50 percent of renewable energy in 2030.


Kharabsheh described the cooperation between the energy and water sectors as fruitful in important projects; such as the National Carrier Project, which is considered one of the major national strategic projects to supply Jordanians with about 300 million cubic meters of water over the next twenty years.

The minister expressed his appreciation to the Government of Germany and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) for their support for the study project, and praised the efforts of the technical team that prepared the study.

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