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Jordan turns attention to Smart Grid

Jordan is exploring Smart Grid upgrades across its electricity network after the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded grants for feasibility studies.

The studies are intended to include plans for a smart metering implementation across the grid, and are part of the Jordanian government’s plan to improve grid reliability whilst reducing costs.

The funding will help the Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO), Irbid District Electricity Company (IDECO) and the Jordanian Electric Power Company (JEPCO) to explore smart grid options for their networks, reports Utilitiesme.com

US ambassador to Jordan, Stuart Jones said of the studies, “these grants demonstrate the commitment of the US government and Jordanian private sector to work together to improve Jordan’s energy infrastructure and decrease reliance on imported energy resources”.

The grants have a combined value of over $1m.

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