Duration: August 2013 – July 2020

Client: Deloitte Consulting Overseas Projects LLC

Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 

Location: Jordan


Project Description:

The USAID-funded Energy Sector Capacity Building Activity (ESCB) promoted energy efficiency and responded to emergent opportunities in the energy sector by providing a broad, adaptable approach to meet the sector's evolving needs.

The ESCB program, during its course, helped in the design and implementation of a comprehensive approach to strengthening Jordan’s energy sector policies and institutions by enabling an adaptive sector that addresses evolving energy needs and key institutional demands and weaknesses.

Consequently, the program increased institutional capacity of sectorial actors including the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC), and electricity production, distribution, and transmission companies to upsurge the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices.

Provided Services:

As a key project implementer, ECO Consult worked closely with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR), the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the electricity distribution companies to develop a sustainable energy services industry through establishing incentive mechanisms that encourage energy efficient practices. Our activities included:

  • Capacity building for institutional development, and conducting institutional assessments for MEMR and ERC involving support in the revision and update of existing bylaws.
  • Institutional support to operationalize the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) by developing a Fund Strategy and Business Plan.
  • Provided support in reducing energy consumption in public buildings and led the installation of renewable energy technologies, specifically to those related to solar PV demonstrations. Audits for six different ministries with relevant staff training.
  • Exhibiting solar PV energy savings at four different governmental entities: MOPIC, Jordan Customs, The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), and the Cell Therapy Center.
  • Updating the Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy for 2017 which includes the installation of LED lighting in households, revision of proposals and incentives, and providing linkages for sustainable funding.
  • Supporting the Greater Amman Municipality in the development of a “results-oriented” tendering concept for waste-to-energy.
  • Inclusion Plan, encompassing a Gender Action Plan, which includes a gender assessment of the energy sector and recommendations for gender, disability and youth inclusion activities across ESCB project tasks.