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Jordan targets 50% of renewables in power mix by 2030

18 Nov 2021

Jordan plans to generate 50% of electricity from renewables by 2030. The country aims to invest in smart networks to improve the ability of grids to absorb more renewable power generation and in electricity interconnections with neighbouring countries to enhance the stability of the power network.

In 2019, the share of renewables in Jordan's power generation was below 15% and gas accounted for 85% of total electricity generation; in January 2021, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced that solar and wind already accounted for 20% of total power generation in 2020. The country had 1,890 MW of renewables capacity at the end of 2020, including 1,360 MW of solar and 515 MW of wind. Around 175 MW of renewables projects are currently under construction or under development. The government predicts that renewables capacity should reach 2.4 GW by 2025.

The country previously aimed to increase the share of renewables in its power mix to 31% by 2030. In October 2021, Jordan updated its first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), raising its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target from 14% to 31% of the business-as-usual (BAU) scenario by 2030. The reduction target is divided into an unconditional reduction target of 5% and a conditional target of 26%.

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