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
1706
kWh
Federal Republic of Germany
6977
kWh

Sources:


Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (2019)
Federal Republic of Germany: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (2019)
CIA World Factbook (2016)

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
3110
Average hours of sunlight per year
Amman
Federal Republic of Germany
1588
Average hours of sunlight per year
Berlin

Sources:

UN Data, World Meteorological Organization
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (2018)
Federal Republic of Germany: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (2018)

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 52% of the installed generating capacity for electricity is in renewable energy sources, which is the 4th highest share worldwide. In Jordan 27% of the installed generating capacity for electricity is in renewable energy sources.

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (2021)
20 %
% of the contribution of renewable energy to electricity generation
Federal Republic of Germany
39.9 %
% of the contribution of renewable energy to electricity generation

Sources:

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (2021)
Federal Republic of Germany: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (2019)
CIA The World Factbook (2017)

Population

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.

Jordan
11
million
Germany
81
million

Source:

CIA World Factbook (2020)

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."

Eng. Hala Adel Zawati
Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources

Milestones

01
September
2020
EP Secretariat inauguration
01 September 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.

09
April
2019
Signing of the JDoI
09 April 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.

07
October
2016
Signing of the Energy Dialogue MoU
07 October 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

Events

15 April 2021

First Jordanian-German Energy Business Council

On April 15 2021, the Jordanian-German Energy Partnership hosted the first Jordanian-German Energy Business Council. The virtual event was inaugurated H.E. Bernhard Kampmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jordan, and Eng. Shorouq AbdelGhani of the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The objective of the Jordanian-German Energy Business Council is to bring together Jordanian and German representatives from the energy industry and government to discuss business and investment conditions in the Jordanian energy sector and jointly bring forward a sustainable, reliable, and affordable supply of energy in Jordan. In a round table discussion, general conditions for doing business in Jordan were discussed with the aim of supporting the policy dialogue in the energy sector. During the event, the participating organizations and companies presented their business activities and products. The Energy Business Council was organised in co-operation with the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Participants of the First Jordanian-German Energy Business Council
15
April
2021
First Jordanian-German Energy Business Council
06 September 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.

06
September
2021
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08 September 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.

08
September
2021
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Media Elements

Report

Start-up Energy Transition report 2019-2021

by Start Up Energy Transition Download PDF
Report

Energy Partnerships and Energy Dialogues

Annual report 2019 Download PDF
Brochure

Misconceptions about the German energy transition

Energy transition explained Download PDF
Report

Women for Sustainable Energy

by GWNET download pdf

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Partners

An Initiative by

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

https://www.bmwi.de

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

https://www.memr.gov.jo

Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

www.giz.de

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.

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