NEPCO, JICA ink cooperation agreement in energy field

Amman, The National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement in the field of technical studies of the electricity sector.

The agreement was signed by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Amani Azzam and the NEPCO’s Director General, Amjad al-Rawashdeh, and JICA’s main representative in Jordan, Chi Mihara.

Under the agreement, JICA will provide technical assistance and studies to the electricity sector through joint task forces, including a feasibility study on energy storage technology through batteries and equipment to increase the efficiency and reliability of the electrical grid and connection.

Azzam stressed the importance of the agreement in supporting the efforts the NEPCO exerts to produce renewable energy projects within the framework of national efforts to enhance local energy sources in the overall energy mix.

She lauded the cooperation with the Japanese side, especially in the field of energy, which resulted in projects and expertise and played an active role in enhancing national capacity in the energy field.

Al-Rawashdeh said that the national company is keen on introducing the latest technologies in the management and operation of the electrical system, in addition to enhancing the link with neighboring countries to contribute to the optimal management of renewable energy sources, reduce operational costs and increase the reliability of the electricity grid.

Mihara underscored the importance of the agency’s support to the Kingdom’s energy sector as one of the cornerstones of progress and development, pointing out that there will be further cooperation in the future between the governments of the two countries.

Source: Jordan News Agency