Jordan launches new information system for energy sector

The Jordanian Ministry of Mineral and Energy Resources (MEMR) has announced the launch of a new information system for the energy sector. 

The joint coalition (EDAMA Association, Jordan Green Building Council and Renewable Energy Establishment Society) supported by USAID ESCB finalized the Energy Service Providers Accreditation System that will be launched later this summer. 

The project, funded by the European Union, has been carried out by the Chinese company Beijing North Star and in cooperation with the Jordanian institutions working within the energy sector.

The system will be organised as such:

  • provision of general information on the energy and mineral resource sector (as shown in the website eis.memr.gov.jo)
  • data and information relating the work of the MEMR
  • archive

Currently the system contains statistical data and information on the energy sector up to five years ago. The new system will provide also maps and technical reports and data on the energy sector - with a specific focus on renewable energy and renewable energy projects in Jordan.

The accreditation system is a voluntary one and aims to enhance the performance and quality standards of renewable energy and energy efficiency service providers as well as protect consumers. The system was based on international standards (in cooperation with NAESCO) while catering for the characteristics and individuality of the local market. Members will be given priority in applying for the first accreditation cycle to be announced soon.

The first Energy Service Providers Forum will be organized by the coalition in September and will include discussion sessions as well as business networking. 

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