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    Renewables account for 29% of electricity generation

    August 16, 2022
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    Amman, Aug. 15 (Petra) -- Electricity from renewable energy was at 2,526 megawatt by the end of last July, about 29 percent of electric power generated since the start of 2022, compared to 26 percent in 2021, said Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh.

    He added in a statement on Monday that power generated from the installed renewable energy capacity topped 5.5 terawatt per hour by the end of 2021, placing Jordan third regionally in sustainable energy production.

    Kharabsheh noted that commercial projects contributed 1,498 megawatt, or 59 percent of total capacity, in addition to subscribers' renewable energy projects with 1,027 megawatt or 41 percent.

    The total number of net metering and transit systems reached around 52,000.


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