Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling in Jordan

Brief/Background

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.

Project Objectives

  • Provide relevant Government ministries with technical assistance and support for the introduction of the first set of appliance standard and labelling regulations as well as support for the design and implementation of support programs.
  • Provide tools and methods to the ministries responsible for enforcement so they can ensure that the new regulations are applied consistently.
  • Transform the appliance market in Jordan towards more energy efficient technologies through the introduction of energy performance labelling and a set of minimum energy performance standards.
  • Educate customers on the importance of selecting a high efficiency appliance to avoid medium- and long-term operating costs.
  • Encourage retailers to offer more efficient products in Jordan.
  • Stimulate the introduction of cost-effective, energy efficient technology

Achievements

  • Media Awareness Campaign for Energy Efficiency label carried out through (Radio, TVs)
  • Open days at different universities took place to introduce Energy Efficiency Labels
  • Surveys, questioners and broachers were distributed in addition to Social Media Campaign (Facebook, Twitter).
  • And Awareness campaign for Retailers and stakeholders in Amman, Irbid and Aqaba
  • Coming soon:  Laboratory for washing machines to be established by the end of this year

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

Year
Delivery
2010
$ 3,350
2011
$ 53,262
2012
$ 177,755
Overview
Status:
Active
Project start date:
June 2010
Estimated end date:
December 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
Project Partners
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MoEMR) Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) National Energy Research Centre (NERC), Royal Scientific Society (RSS) Ministry of Environment (MoE) Ministry of Industry & Trade (MoIT) Global Environmental Fund (GEF)
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