Kharabsheh pushes for global connectivity via electric network

Minister gives Jordan address at IRENA meetings in UAE

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AMMAN — While giving Jordan’s address before the general assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh said that the time has come to connect all global countries to a single electric transmission network, starting with Mediterranean countries to facilitate the transfer of green energy from its production sources.اضافة اعلان

Kharabsheh’s address, presented during the meetings of the 13th session of the IRENA general assembly, which began on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, highlighted Jordan's efforts to serve as a center for the production and export of green energy, whether electricity or green hydrogen, which is produced without any negative environmental impact, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

In this regard, the minister highlighted a detailed feasibility study completed by Jordan for an electricity storage project that will rely on hydropower from Wadi Mujib Dam and yield an estimated capacity of 450 megawatts. The project tender is expected to be launched soon, he said.

Kharabsheh also praised the UAE's permanent sponsorship of the work of IRENA, a global intergovernmental agency for energy transformation that serves as a key platform for international cooperation, supports countries in energy transitions, and provides data and analyses in the field of energy.

During the general assembly session, Kharabsheh and his accompanying delegation met with Mohammed Jamil Al-Ramahi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, to review the company’s investments in the field of renewable energy in Jordan and its interest in future projects.

The meeting focused on a memorandum of understanding that was recently signed at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh to establish renewable energy projects with a capacity of 2 gigawatts in Jordan.

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