Emissions Reduction Resulting from Renewable Energy Projects in Jordan

Jamal O. Jaber, Ghazi Marahleh, Ali Dalabeeh


This paper aims to present energy supply, demand and policy reforms, in Jordan, that had helped in transforming renewable energy schemes into bankable projects. The current study focuses on implemented and planned renewable projects and its investment as a case study aiming to identify impacts on economy and environment, with emphasis on the power sector. In order to attract private sector participation in the development of such projects, the government developed and enacted a new system of direct proposals as well as needed regulations. This resulted in the construction of more than 1000 MWe of renewable energy and awarding about 1500 MWe to be completed until end of 2024.

According to the adopted methodology, in this study, the calculated avoided GHG emissions resulting from the completion of these projects, during the study period from 2016 and up to 2025, are significant. The net anticipated accumulated reduction of GHG emission over this period exceeded 16 million ton of CO2 eq. The solar PV sharing ratio being the highest, i.e. 45% of total accumulated reduction, followed by wind, about 24%, and direct applications of renewables by 28%. Such figure may increase in the future depending on the completed capacity and would touch 20 million ton by 2025, when all planned projects are completed.

Keywords Solar, Wind, Biogas, Emissions, GHG, Power Generation, Water-Energy Nexus

DOI: 10.7176/JETP/9-6-06

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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