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October 16 2021 8:57 AM ˚

JEA investigation committee meets with NEPCO director

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A Jordan Engineers Association committee meets with officials from the National Electric Power Company on Saturday. The committee was formed to investigate the May blackout that affected the entire country. (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — The head of the Jordan Engineers Association, Ahmad Samara Al-Zoubi, and members of a committee formed to investigate the nationwide blackout that hit Jordan in May, met with the director general of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) on Saturday.اضافة اعلان

During the meeting, Amjad Al-Rawashdeh, director general of NEPCO, expressed the company’s willingness to work with the committee to investigate the outage. The two parties also agreed to nominate a liaison officer to monitor and report on field visits.

The entire Kingdom’s power grid was knocked offline on May 21. The government held a press conference later in the day, blaming Egypt for the power outage, (the two countries’ power grids are linked).

Head of the association’s Electrical Engineering Division, Malik Al-Amayreh, who was also at the meeting on Saturday, disputed the government’s explanation for the blackout shortly after in an interview with Jordan News.

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