Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) & the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) and the– a national fund operating under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (MEMR) - signed a Technical Arrangement on Sustainable Development Cooperation in the field of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation with kind support of 90% & 10% of JREEEF.
On 26th of June 2018, in Rome, the Parties signed the Work Plan of Activities. The Work Plan focuses on the following areas of interest:
Technology transfer and capacity building in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures
Implementation of the measures identified in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Exchange of experiences, technical management and coordination.
The key criteria used for selecting the proposed project are:
Having high impact across the country.
Provid high visibility for this partnership.
Creating a high return on investment.
The proposed project will benefit Jordan’s municipalities and will thus be highly visible. The project will also bring in a considerable return on investment as average payback of such systems in Jordan is around 3 years.
The objective of the project is to install up to 100 solar systems of an average size 30-kilowatt peak (kWp) in public facilities in Jordan’s municipalities in order to reduce costs for energy supply and emissions linked to the use of non-renewable energy sources.
The average project size of 30kWp was chosen based on estimated consumption figures for all municipal uses including street lighting and facilities that showed such a size to be impactful across all municipalities, even if it represented a small percentage for some large cities.
The project, aside IMELS, will require the participation of multiple Jordan partners including:
Municipal leaders of selected municipalities.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
Electricity distribution companies (JEPCO, EDCO, and IDECO).
The Ministry of Environment.