Jordan aims to increase renewable energy contribution to 50% by 2030

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AMMAN — Secretary-General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Amani Azzam announced on Wednesday that the Kingdom is aiming to increase the percentage of renewable energy contribution to electricity generation to 50 percent by 2030. اضافة اعلان

Originally, she stated, the energy sector strategy in 2020 was to raise Jordan’s renewable energy contribution to 31 percent.

Revisiting the energy sector strategyAzzam made the remarks during her speech at the annual meeting of Union for the Mediterranean energy platforms in Barcelona.

She said that “Jordan is revisiting its comprehensive strategy for the energy sector to achieve the new target and working towards supporting transformation projects towards electric transmission and green hydrogen production”.

Jordan is taking various measures to strengthen its electrical network and enhance its stability, said Azzam.

This includes shifting towards smart grids, establishing projects to store electric energy, and implementing and expanding electrical interconnection projects with neighboring countries and the world.

Overcoming challengesAccording to Azzam, it is now time for Jordan to optimally benefit from all available tools and technologies to overcome the technical challenges of renewable energy.

Azzam highlighted Jordan's achievements in the energy sector. She said that the Kingdom's solar and wind energy projects to generate electricity amounted to about 2.6 gigawatts, which contributed to the production of approximately 27 percent of the total electrical energy consumed in Jordan.

First in the regionDue to its achievement in renewable energy, Jordan ranked first in the region in terms of the installed capacity of renewable energy sources to generate electricity without hydropower, according to the 2022 Arab Future Energy Index, which was prepared by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

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