Ministry launches studies for more reliance on renewable energy

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, in collaborating with partners, is conducting studies to increase reliance on local energy sources, particularly renewable energy, and align with the global trend to reduce the carbon footprint and mitigate the impact of climate change, Minister Saleh Kharabsheh said on Tuesday. “Our goal is to achieve a more sustainable energy grid through boosting the proportion of renewable energy in electricity generation to 50% by 2030, and expanding its share in the overall energy mix,” he said in a workshop on smart electric grids. Putting the studies into action will aid Jordanian electricity companies to deliver top-notch services to customers, minimize network losses, and decrease energy costs for all sectors, according to the minister. Kharabsheh expressed gratitude for the World Bank for its ongoing assistance to Jordan’s energy sector, expressing hope that the studies will enhance the performance of the country’s electrical grid. The study on the Jordanian grid’s smart options, which is carried out by international consultants from Tetra Tech with funding by the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund, evaluates the readiness of the electrical transmission and distribution systems to adopt advanced technologies and recommended procedures to enhance the national grid’s capacity to integrate a larger amount of produced renewable energy. It also focuses on raising the grid’s flexibility and reliability to withstand climate-related incidents, promote digitization and modernize the electrical infrastructure in line with national priorities.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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