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The Jordanian-German Energy Partnership

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Germany and Jordan are committed to create a sustainable, secure and affordable energy supply. Both countries work together to achieve an energy transition domestically as well as on a global scale.

We provide a forum for high-level political dialogue and bring together representatives from industry, finance, and academia to support a broader use of renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Facts & Figures

Per Capita Electricity Consumption

The per capita electricity consumption speaks of the individual contributions to a country’s energy needs. In both countries the access to electricity is 100%. Germany has the 6th highest electricity consumption in the world, while Jordan ranks 74th. This illustrates how much more electricity is consumed at a personal level in Germany in comparison to Jordan.

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Federal Republic of Germany

Hours of Sunlight

Solar power is one of the most important renewable energy sources. How much exposure a country experiences tells us how much potential there is to engage in energy production through photovoltaics. In Jordan 1218 MW are generated through photovoltaics, equalling 76% of the operating renewable energy projects (2020). In Germany 49.016 MW are generated through photovoltaics, equalling only 19% of the operating renewable energy projects (2019).

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Average hours of sunlight per year
Federal Republic of Germany
Average hours of sunlight per year

Share of Renewable Energy

The current share of renewable energies in the energy mix tells us how far along a country is already with the energy transition. In Germany, renewable sources contributed  43.9% share of electricity generation. In Jordan, renewable sources contributed 20% share of electricity generation.

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
20 %
% of the contribution of renewable energy to electricity generation
Federal Republic of Germany
43.9 %
% of the contribution of renewable energy to electricity generation


Both countries play crucial roles in their respective regions. Not least due to its geographic location, Jordan functions as a hub for the Maghreb and Mashreq regions. Germany, located in the very heart of Europe, is the most populous country in the European Union.


About the Energy Partnership

Wadi Rum
The Jordanian desert at Wadi Rum

The Jordanian-German Energy Partnership was established in April 2019 with a joint declaration between the German Federal Government and the Government of Jordan. Main partners are the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). Already in 2016, an energy dialogue was established between the two countries.

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"Jordan has achieved a lot during the past years. The business climate for renewable energy investments is considered the best in the MENA region. We hope that this will continue and that we will see more investments and a growing share of renewable energy in the coming years."


Jordanian minister of energy and minerial, German Ambassador
13 أكتوبر 2021 Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

Meeting the new Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources

Mid- October saw the appointment of H.E. Dr Saleh Al-Kharabsheh as the new Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan. The German Ambassador in Jordan, H.E. Bernhard Kampmann, and the Head of the Energy Partnership Secretariat, Johannes Uhl, had the pleasure of meeting the Minister a day after his swearing in. Together, they discussed Jordan’s current state of energy and the new Minister’s ambitious vision for its development. Dr Al-Kharabsheh conveyed his ambition to scale up work on sustainability in the energy sector and expressed his gratitude for the continuous and close co-operation with Germany.

EP Secretariat inauguration
01 شتنمبر 2020 Secretariat office

Inauguration of the Partnership Secretariat in Jordan

In September 2020, the Energy Partnership Secretariat was opened at in the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Amman.

Signing of the JDoI
09 أبريل 2019 Signing

Establishment of the Partnership

On April 9, 2019, the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, and the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, signed a declaration of intent of the two governments. This marked the establishment of the Energy Partnership which will now be the central forum for high-level exchange on sustainable energy policy in German and Jordan.

Signing of the Energy Dialogue MoU
07 أكتوبر 2016 Signing

Establishment of the Energy Dialogue

The cooperation on energy policy between Jordan and Germany was first established in 2016 as an energy dialogue.

Our Offer

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Support Political Dialogue

The Jordanian-German Energy Partnership is a platform supporting a high-level intergovernmental dialogue on energy matters. We prepare and facilitate high-level meetings. We organize the exchange between relevant institutions in Germany and Jordan.

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Advise Decision Makers

Exchanging experiences is key for a successful energy transition globally. To learn from one another is therefore key to the Jordanian-German Energy Partnership. We arrange and accompany expert delegations. We organize workshops and trainings-on-the-job. All for the sake of promoting what is already there: best-practice.

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Connect Business and Politics

We build bridges between politics and business, facilitate access to decision-makers and help you make your position being heard in the partnership countries.

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Presenting the Energy Transition

The global energy transition will only be successful if everyone actually understands what it is about. We present, explain, and discuss the Energiewende.

“With Jordan, we have acquired a valuable partner to implement the global energy transition. We will support the modernization of the Jordanian energy sector.”

Peter Altmaier
German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy


08 شتنمبر 2021

Liberalisation Of The Electricity Market In Jordan: The Human Security Perspective

As part of the joint project “Jordan-EU Dialogue on Human Security Issues” that was launched in the past year by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the West Asia North Africa Institute (WANA), six young Jordanian professionals have worked to produce and present a publication compiling several policy papers focusing on various human security-related issues. This online seminar, which is organised by the Jordanian-German Energy Partnership in co-operation with KAS, contributes to the topic by presenting the paper “Liberalisation of the Electricity Market in Jordan:The Human Security Perspective” by Mustafa Hashem.

Energy market electricity grid
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08 شتنمبر 2021

Energize your pitch! Tips and tricks for effective start-up pitches

Ever wondered how to take your start-up pitch from just okay to the wow-factor? What are the most common mistakes made by energy start-ups when building their pitch deck and presenting their business? Which presentation methods can persuade investors and alike to hop on-board, especially when trying to bridge out to international markets? 

We invite start-ups and young entrepreneurs in the Energy Partnership countries to an interactive workshop on developing their skills in presenting and representing their company to investors and in international markets.

06 شتنمبر 2021

Network it out! Building strategic energy networks for start-up success

How important are networks and ecosystems for energy start-ups? How can start-ups network better, waste less time and find the right partners and contacts that will take their business to the next level?  What are effective ways these young companies can tap into international ecosystems and markets? 
This workshop invites start-ups, young entrepreneurs and start-up facilitators in the Energy Partnership countries to an intensive and interactive training on how to build essential, well-targeted networks for success.

24 غشت 2021

Germany and Jordan decide to establish a joint Energy Academy

H.E. the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Eng. Hala Zawati, the Chargé d’affaires of the German Embassy to Jordan, Dr. Florian Reindel, and representatives of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy will discuss the progress of the Jordanian-German Energy Partnership and roadmap of the German-Jordanian Energy Academy.

21 يونيو 2021

Grid Development Workshop

The Energy Partnership will facilitate a workshop on transmission system operation. Participants of the workshop will exchange their experiences and knowledge with transmission system operators from Germany and Belgium.

09 يونيو 2021

Kicking off the Energizing Women to Advance the Energy Transition Mentoring Program

The Kick-off Workshop with GWNET will provide for a fruitful start to our co-organized mentoring program for women leading the energy transition. We cannot wait to meet and interconnect the twelve Jordanian mentees, as well as hear from the rest of this growing, global network.

GWNET representative, mentees from the MENA region and their respective Energy Partnerships together. ©GWNET
15 أبريل 2021

First Jordanian-German Energy Business Council

The Jordanian-German Business Council will serve as a platform to connect businesses from the respective partners Jordan and Germany with each other (B2B) and introduce them to the governments (B2G). This event is co-organized with the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce and will take place virtually. It shall be the first of a series of business councils with the aim to enrich German-Jordanian business relations in the energy sector.  

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Media Elements

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Start-up Energy Transition report 2019-2021

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Energy Partnerships and Energy Dialogues

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Misconceptions about the German energy transition

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The National Hydrogen Strategy of Germany

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Women for Sustainable Energy

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Guidelines for a Just Transition

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An Initiative by

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

The core task of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is to invigorate the social market economy, stay innovative in the long term and strengthen the social fabric in Germany. The ministry has the legal, administrative and coordinating mandate to fulfil this mission, e.g. on energy

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) provides international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work. GIZ has more than 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas and works in more than 120 countries.