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Executive Training Programme in Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is going through an era of ‘energy transition’, necessary for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement and the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The government is seeking to recalibrate its national energy strategy in favour of greater deployment of renewable and sustainable energy sources. This has been reflected in Jordan’s recent accession to the Energy Charter Treaty in 2018 and its continued close cooperation with international organisations including the International Energy Charter.

As a result of this collaboration, on 18-21 March 2019 the Knowledge Centre of the Energy Charter Secretariat delivered an Executive Training Programme for Energy Professionals in Amman, Jordan. The focus of the training was “Policies and Best Practices Intended to Help Achieve Energy Sustainability during an Era of Energy Transition”. During the sessions, there was also a dedicated Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) training highlighting the key strengths and areas of improvement for Jordan’s energy sector.

Speakers from the European Commission, European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity and the University of Dundee joined International Energy Charter delegation. The tailor-made sessions provided energy professionals with in-depth knowledge on designing forward looking renewable energy scenarios, illustrated examples of national energy policies adopted in response to the global challenge of climate change and explored optimal strategies in energy efficiency. The training also gave special emphasis on the lessons learned from the European Union in integrating energy markets and promoting regional energy cooperation.

The training was attended by 25 energy professionals working for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Energy & Minerals Regulatory Commission and National Energy Research Center. There were also participants from energy companies including Jordan Electric Power Company, National Electric Power Company, Qatrana Electric Power Company, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Samra Electric Power Company and Irbid District Electricity Company.