Low-Carbon Pathway for the Power Sector in Jordan (EBRD-15988)

Countries
  • Jordan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Approved
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Bank Risk Rating
U
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*Borrower information not provided at the time of disclosure*
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Sectors
  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jan 19, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jan 14, 2022


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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, to support Jordan with the implementation of the Strategy, the EBRD intends to develop a sectoral low carbon and climate resilient pathway (“low carbon pathway” or “LCP”) for the power sector. The LCP will provide a set of detailed sector-specific policy and technology recommendations to define and implement a low-carbon pathway, ensure Paris Alignment and provide clear indications about the priorities of investment and sustainable development for the sector towards a deep decarbonisation and climate resilience in the mid to long-term future.

Jordan has adopted an Energy Strategy for 2020-30, which aims at diversifying energy forms, increasing the contribution of indigenous energy sources, improving energy efficiency in all sectors and reducing the impact of energy costs on the national economy. The Strategy also calls for Jordan to be self-reliant, to reduce energy costs for local consumers, to diversify and increase reliance on local energy sources, and to reduce energy imports.

To this end, the Strategy targets to increase the proportion of electricity generated from local sources from 15% in 2019 to 48.5% in 2030, and increase renewable energy’s share of the entire energy mix from 11 per cent in 2020 to 14 per cent by 2030. While the Strategy considers the evolution of the energy sector out to 2050, it does not include quantitative projections or targets in this respect.

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