Jordan's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources recently launched a study on developing and expanding the national grid to enable it to absorb more green electricity, as the country plans to double its share of renewable energy to 50 % by 2030.
Jordan News Agency said the research will be carried out by the Belgian power system operator Elia and funded by Germany as part of the Germany-Jordan energy partnership.
Citing Energy Minister Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, Petra said the grid needs to be expanded to develop more renewables, reduce power losses and find suitable energy storage solutions.
Al-Kharabsheh said that renewable energy now accounts for about 25 percent of Jordan's electricity generation, with the goal of reaching 50 percent by 2030. The project plays a key role in boosting the Saudi economy as it will attract more investment and create jobs.
The minister pointed out that Jordan has a lot of green energy resources due to its geographical location, the number of sunny days and expertise in the region. These factors will enable the country to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix.