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NEPCO holds discussions on Jordan’s May blackout

In this undated photo, Amjad Rawashdeh, general manager of NEPCO, is pictured during discussions on the nationwide blackout that hit Jordan in May. (Photo: Petra)
In this undated photo, Amjad Rawashdeh, general manager of NEPCO, is pictured during discussions on the nationwide blackout that hit Jordan in May. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) recently held discussions on the Kingdom’s power grid and measures taken by the company to investigate the nationwide blackout that occurred in May.  اضافة اعلان

Officials from NEPCO told participants that a consultant tasked with conducting a study on both the Jordanian and Egyptian power grids has the information to proceed and finalize the study. NEPCO added that the report aims to determine the reason(s) behind blackout and measures to avoid the same occurrence in the future.  

According to a statement by NEPCO issued on Saturday, participants at the announcement discussed the status of the electrical systems before, during, and after the incident, while focusing on fluctuations in the electrical current detected in the Jordan-Egypt power cable.  

According to NEPCO's website, Jordan is interconnected with Egypt's power grid via an underwater cable in the south, across the Gulf of Aqaba.
Amjad Rawashdeh, general manager of NEPCO, stated during the workshop that the electrical system is governed by standards monitored by the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission. Rawashdeh also stressed that the Kingdom’s electrical system did not experience any physical malfunctions.  

Experts, academics, general managers, and officials in NEPCO took part in the discussions, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.   

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