In Jordan, there has been a 10% decrease in the number of applications for licenses related to electricity and renewable energy during the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year.
Data released by the Jordan Energy and Minerals Authority indicates that from the start of the year until the end of last month, there were 257 applications for licenses in various fields of electricity and renewable energy, as opposed to 285 during the same period in the previous year.
These licenses are granted to companies engaged in generating electrical energy using renewable energy sources systems, particularly for projects exceeding 1 megawatt in capacity. The Authority conducts inspection programs to ensure compliance with the law, regulations, and licensing requirements.
Looking at a monthly breakdown, there were 48 license requests in September, up from 33 during the same month the previous year. These requests encompass permits and licenses for charging stations and individuals, whether for initial issuance or renewal.
In the last month, 27 applications were submitted to the Authority for licenses or permits, including 22 permits, two licenses for public charging stations, and three licenses for individuals. Additionally, 21 applications were for renewing licenses, with 18 related to individuals and three for public charging stations.
Out of 883 applications received by the Authority last month, 881 were accepted, while two were rejected for non-compliance. This compares to 858 applications received in the same month the previous year, with 850 accepted and the remainder rejected due to non-compliance.
Renewable energy accounted for around 29% of the total electricity generated in Jordan’s electrical system in 2022. Of this, 19.3% came from renewable energy projects connected to the national transmission network, with a total installed capacity of approximately 1,579 megawatts. This included 1,468 megawatts from energy purchase projects and 111 megawatts from transit and net metering projects.
The Authority previously began implementing a network services fee of two dinars per kilowatt per month for net metering systems used by subscribers, institutions, and government departments benefiting from renewable energy sources systems, starting from April 1 of the preceding year.