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Renewable Energy Program in Jordan. High solar radiation figures of 5 – 7 kWh/m2 per day with about 300 sunny days per year. Jordan future Renewable Energy.

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1 Renewable Energy Program in Jordan

2 High solar radiation figures of 5 – 7 kWh/m2 per day with about 300 sunny days per year. Jordan future Renewable Energy source is Solar Energy. Jordan enjoys world class quality Solar and Wind Energy Ma’an & Quweira Wind speed reaching between 7.5 to 11.5 m/s in some places. Wind projects are now feasible and competitive without further concessional support

3 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources The Energy Mix in Jordan (2010 – 2020) Domestic Resources 39%, Imported 61% Domestic Resources 3%, Imported 97% Domestic Resources 25%, Imported 75% Oil Products 61% Renewable 2% Imported Electricity 1% N. Gas 36% Imported Electricity 2% Imported Electricity 1% Renewable 10% Renewable7% Oil Products 40% Oil Products 51% N. Gas 29% Nuclear 6% Oil Shale 11% Oil Shale 14% 2015 Jordan Energy Strategy

4 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources For Renewables to have the right position within the global Energy Context: Stable Regulatory Framework Adequate and Transparent Public Policies and Targets Clear Financial and Support Schemes Well defined Infrastructure Provisions (Lands, Grid connections, etc.)

5 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Jordan is at the right path A target of 10% renewable energy input into the energy mix by 2020 is set in the National Energy Strategy, mainly aiming for about 1000MW of Wind and 600MW Solar.

6 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulatory Framework oThe Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law was passed as a permanent Law in April oThis law, the first in the region, allows investors to identify and develop grid-connected electricity production projects through the so called unsolicited or direct proposal submission. othe Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund is established, which aims to channel financial resources to that end.

7 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources o A well-founded reference price list (ceiling prices) for different Renewable technologies was set by the ERC. o Net- Metering for small RE Systems (Roof Tops) with Fixed Purchase Prices for Excess Power, o Tax Incentive regime, a By-Law was issued on Tax exemptions for RE and EE systems and Equipment. o Grid Expansion and Reinforcement Plans are ongoing

8 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Reference Price List RE sourceTariff Fills/ kWh Wind Energy80 Solar Energy (CSP)135 PV100 Bio mass90 Bio gas60

9 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Renewable Energy Development Schemes The Government is currently engaged with a three- tracks approach to develop RE Projects as follows: a.Direct Proposals b.Competitive Bidding c.EPC Turn-Key

10 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Direct Proposals Approach Round 1: (64) Expressions of Interest were received in 2012 and (30) MOUs were signed (total Capacity of 850 MW split between Solar and Wind). (12) PV solar proposals were received in March 2013 with total capacity of (200) MW. PPAs signed in March 2014, currently under Financial Close. The PPA for the first Wind Direct Proposal submission project for 117 MW at Tafila was signed in November 2013, currently under construction. Wind Proposals of this round to be received end of May 2014

11 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Round 2: Launched in August 2013, 83 Applications were received on 14 November (45) MOUs were signed with short listed PV bidders, and the deadline for proposals submission is 6 July (6) bidders were shortlisted for Wind projects and the MOUs are under signing. About ( ) MW is allocated for this round Round 3: Launched beginning February The deadline for submission extended to 14 August About 400 MW estimated total capacity for this round

12 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Competitive Bidding Process oThe first ranked bidder for the (90) MW IPP Wind Energy Project at Fujeij was announced, currently under final negotiation. oSeveral projects are under investigation by MEMR to be tendered on public lands on due time, pending on grid capacity availability.

13 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources EPC Turn-Key approach o(65-75) MW Wind project at Maan, funded through a Grant from the Kuwaiti Fund (USD 150 million). Currently under award to a Spanish contractor, and to be operational by end o (65-75MW) Solar PV Project at Quweira/Aqaba, funded through a Grant from Abu Dhabi Fund (USD 150 million). (9) proposals were received by the deadline on April 6, 2014, currently under evaluation and to be operational by mid 2015.

14 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Conclusion Jordan has laid down the necessary Policy and Regulatory frameworks for Renewable Energy, and is ready now to attract and receive commercial investments, One stop shop at MEMR is currently under process by amending the RE Law. Template contractual documents (mainly PPAs) and Instructions for developing RE projects do exist.

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