Ministry: Jordan 1st in the Arab world in renewable energy capacity | Jordan News

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Ammon News – Jordan ranked first in the Arab world for the percentage of installed capacity of renewable energy sources and third for the amount of total energy produced, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

The Kingdom’s energy generated from the total installed capacity of renewable energy at the end of 2021 exceeded approximately 5.5 terawatt hours in the ratio of installed capacity of renewable energy sources, without calculating hydroelectricity, and arrived third in the amount of energy produced after Egypt and Morocco. , he said in a statement.

Capacity was distributed by 1,498 megawatts from commercial sources under power purchase agreements, 59% of total installed capacity and 1,027 megawatts from subscriber-owned renewable energy systems, which accounts for about 41% of total installed capacity, he said.

According to a previous statement by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh, the total installed capacity of electricity generation from renewable energy sources was around 2,526 megawatts at the end of July, i.e. about 29% of the electricity produced since the start of 2022, compared to about 26% in 2021, he said.

The ministry’s strategy aims to diversify energy sources by expanding the use of renewable energy sources and oil shale to generate electricity, as well as developing oil and gas exploration. The number of wind power companies in the Kingdom is seven and solar power companies are 22.

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