Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling in Jordan


This project involves the electrical side of energy (as opposed to transportation, natural gas for heating or cooking etc…) for residential purposes, covering approximately 40% of Jordan’s total electrical consumption as of 2011.

Jordan faces considerable energy challenges at the supply level such that 96-98% of the raw material required to generate electricity is imported from neighboring countries. This has caused the country to consider its options in regards to reducing the overall energy consumption.

Most energy projects in the country tend to cover the supply side, this project takes the innovative approach of considering the supply side (ie. consumer). Specifically, increasing the penetration rate of energy efficient home appliances (air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators and freezers) in Jordanian homes is the approach this project will follow to achieve its goals.


  • Legal assessment of existing energy regulations
  • Preparation of testing facility specifications and requirements
  • Collection of consumer behavior data
  • Conducting a commercial sector technical assessment

Expected outputs

  1. Enhanced capacities in Government and energy agency units for appliance EE policy development, implementation and market surveillance
  2. Structured verification and enforcement of appliance EE labels and standards
  3. Consumer and retailer awareness raised and improved marketing of appliance EE standards and labels
  4. Improved manufacturers’ capacity to produce and market EE appliances

Who Finances it?

Donor Name Amount contributed per year
GEF $ 965,000
UNDP $ 100,000
MoPIC $ 100,000

Delivery in previous fiscal year

$ 3,350
$ 53,262
$ 177,755
Project start date:
June 2010
Estimated end date:
June 2014
Focus Area:
Energy Sector
Implementing Partner:
National Energy Research Centre
Project Budget:
USD 1,165,000 and USD 1,123,615 as in-kind contributions from project partners