The energy system of Jordan is facing a rise in energy demand while at the same time having quite limited own conventional energy resources. Especially because of their high import dependency, Jordan is starting to change its energy system and puts a higher focus on renewable energy (like wind and solar) and energy efficiency.
In the short paper "Transformation Process of Energy Companies – Applications to Jordan" the authors Thomas Adisorn, Oliver Wagner, and Maike Venjakob (all Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Division at the Wuppertal Institute) discuss the transformation of energy companies in Germany and highlight the possibilities of energy efficiency services. Furthermore, they examinate the transferability to Jordan, based on the results of a questionnaire among Jordan energy experts. Due to the low level of research knowledge in the specific field, this is an exploratory research approach. The role, challenges and opportunities of Jordan's state-owned National Electric Power Company NEPCO have been highlighted.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Jordan sponsored the paper and organised a webinar on April 2, 2020. The authors introduced the study and highlighted how Jordan can learn from international experience in transforming its energy markets throughout the Energy Transition. The webinar was well attended and the participating company representatives and students had lively discussions.
The short paper is available in English and Arabic under the link below.