Training and Capacity Building
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Project Name

Energy Sector Capacity Building (ESCB) - Jordan

Name of Client

Funded by: USAID



Project Location within country


Length of Consultancy Assignment

Start Date

May 2016 

Completion Date

April 2017

Narrative Description of Project:
The USAID-funded Energy Sector Capacity Building (ESCB) Project is committed to developing the financial, regulatory, and legal enabling frameworks needed to scale-up energy efficiency and renewable energy in Jordan. The ESCB project helps enable RE and EE through three main tasks: (i) policies that support investment in energy-saving measures; (ii) building the institutional capacity needed for effective management of the energy sector; and (iii) supporting the private sector to provide clean energy technologies and services. A key ESCB activity is supporting the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to implement policies contained in the 2007 Energy Strategy, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law, and the 2012 National Energy Efficiency
Action Plan.
IIEC has been sub-contracted with the main purpose to provide capacity building and technical assistance in support of implementing the instructions regarding compulsory energy audits for all facilities consuming more than 50 toe. ESCB will also support MEMR in justifying the policy on mandatory energy audits for the largest energy consumers and developing new approaches to enlist the support of the private sector regarding this policy.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff:

  • Appraise the background, results-to-date and current status of implementing Bylaw No. 73 regarding compulsory energy audits for large energy consumers.
  • Review international experience with policies requiring compulsory energy audits for large consumers, and identify “lessons learned” which are applicable to Jordan.
  • Develop a methodology for determining who is covered by the compulsory energy audit requirements contained in Bylaw (73), and data required to make this determination.
  • Review the existing Bylaw (73) regarding mandatory energy audits (Articles 2, 3, 4 and 5), especially the reasonableness of the definition of a “large energy consumer”, and suggest improvements or revisions
  • Design and develop a database for the facilities covered by the compulsory energy audit requirements of Bylaw (73).
  • Consider and recommend additional and complementary policies to support large consumers in complying with the mandatory energy audit requirements of Bylaw (73).
  • Develop proposed Implementation Instructions and Requirements
  • Assist MEMR and other stakeholders to acquire the technical and management capabilities needed to implement the new instructions.