Jordan: ESMES key stakeholders met for the Second National Energy Hub and engaged in a discussion on political and technical challenges in the renewable energy sector in Jordan!


The German Jordanian University (GJU), partner of the ENI CBC Med funded ‘ESMES’ project hosted the second meeting of the Jordan National Energy Hub, in Aqaba on the 3rd of November 2021. 

The meeting was attended by a wide variety of stakeholders and experts from the Jordanian energy sector, among which representatives from the government, electric utilities, private companies, and universities, with the aim of sharing knowledge and discuss about the major obstacles in terms of energy efficiency faced by the country.

Participants have first visited the Aqaba 10th schools for girls, one of the schools participating in the project’s contest activity; ESMES team showcased the newly commissioned data acquisition system installed at the school and presented the contest goal. 

The following roundtable saw ESMES project coordinators updating the hub members regarding the project status and the future steps to achieve project objectives.

The panel discussion was focused on political and technical challenges in the renewable energy sector in Jordan, resulting in a debate and brainstorming about possible solutions in terms of public buildings retrofitting and about potential investment opportunities. Remarkable input in terms of best practices and output emerged from the discussion bringing an added value to the meeting.

Not only ESMES outputs need to meet project goals and objectives but may also be distributed to major actors in the field!

The success of the meeting is translated into the commitment of stakeholders to meet again after interventions in schools will be completed; in the meantime, they commit in participating to an online  group to provide general support to the project technical activities: share recommendations to be used for the project capitalization plan, review current policies and procedures, share strategies for rehabilitations management and best practices, support the draft of energy efficiency strategy, and review monitoring driven rehabilitation case study.

This collaboration and knowledge sharing will be profitable for all the parties involved!