Jordan raises renewables' share in power generation to 29%
Jordan's Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh. Image by Jordan's Prime Ministry.
The share of renewables in Jordan's electricity mix grew to 29% in the first seven months of 2022 from 26% a year earlier, the country's Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh said on Monday.
At the end of July, the Arab country had about 2,526 MW of installed green generation capacity and the majority of the available capacity, or 1,498 MW, comes from commercial projects whose output is supplied under power purchase agreements (PPAs).
In a press statement, Al-Kharabsheh noted that renewable energy projects generated 5.5 TWh of electricity in 2021, making Jordan a leader among Arab countries in terms of the share of green electricity excluding hydropower.
Jordan is seeking to generate 50% of its power from renewable energy by the end of this decade, tapping the great solar potential the country has thanks to its geographical location. The kingdom is also planning to expand the national power grid to make it capable of absorbing more green electricity.
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