According to the country’s Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, 29% of Jordan’s electricity mix was made up of renewables over the past year. This is an increase from 26% a year ago.
The Arab country had approximately 2,526 MW installed green generation capacity at the end of July. Most of this capacity (1,498 MW) comes from commercial projects, whose output is provided under power purchase agreements.
Al-Kharabsheh stated in a press release that the renewable energy projects in Jordan generated 5.5 TWh of electricity in the year 2021. This makes Jordan the Arab leader in terms of green electricity, excluding hydropower.
Jordan hopes to produce 50% of its electricity from renewable energy by the year 2030. This is due to the country’s great solar potential. To absorb more green electricity, the kingdom plans to expand its national power grid.