96 percent of Jordan’s energy needs comes from imported oil and natural gas from neighboring Arab countries. The National Energy Strategy for 2007-2020 has a target to increase domestic energy supply from 4 percent to 40 percent. 

Market approach

Scatec Solar entered Jordan in 2012 through a development partner to be in position for the upcoming solar energy tender program. In the first quarter 2014, Scatec Solar signed a 20 year power purchase agreement with the Jordanian power company NEPCO for a 10 MW solar plant.

More about this market

In 2010, the government launched the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law, allowing investors to identify and develop renewable projects on their own and propose these to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The first phase of direct tenders for solar was launched in 2012, and in March 2014 PPAs were signed with nine developers for the construction of 200 MW. Electricity produced under these contracts will be sold at a fixed price over the next 20 years.