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Electricity in Jordan in 2021

Global Ranking: #100
23.4% #121 Low-carbon electricity
225.38 watts #122 Generation / person
396.05 gCO2eq/kWh #92 Carbon Intensity

From the given data, Jordan's electricity generation in 2021 could be broken down into fossil, gas, and low-carbon energy. The largest chunk of Jordan's electricity generation was from fossil and gas sources, with these totaling to about 32 TWh. The low-carbon energy, on the other hand, comprised solar, wind, and other sources within that classification. It was significantly lower in comparison, only totaling to about 5 TWh. When compared to the global average of electricity consumption, which stands at 410 watts per person, Jordan's levels reside significantly below this marker, potentially indicating a less industrialized economy. Such low levels of electricity generation could mean fewer opportunities for industrial and economic growth, with the potential consequence of limiting improvements in the overall quality of life for its population.


Looking to solutions, Jordan could significantly improve its low-carbon electricity generation by expanding its existing solar and wind energy sectors. Countries that Jordan could look toward for inspiration include China and India, both of which energetically utilize wind and solar power, generating 941 TWh and 119 TWh respectively. These countries, similar to Jordan in terms of geographic landscape and climatic conditions, are successful testaments to the immense untapped potential of solar and wind energy. By aggressively investing in these areas, Jordan could potentially follow suit, paving the path to a cleaner and more sustainable future.


Examining the history of low-carbon electricity generation in Jordan, milestones started to appear in 2015 with initial investments in wind, biofuels, and solar technologies. These sectors saw gradual growth through 2016 and 2017 with small increases, mainly in solar and wind energy. The solar sector then experienced more significant jumps, expanding by 0.5 TWh in 2018 and 0.6 TWh in 2019. The wind energy sector, too, saw a noticeable growth year on year. Interestingly, hydro energy remained constant throughout the given period, indicating the country's primary focus on solar and wind energies for a green future. This growth in low-carbon energy sources hints at Jordan's resolute progression towards a more sustainable future.

Electricity Imports and Exports

Balance of Trade

Data Sources

For the years 1980 to 1984 the data source is EIA.
For the years 1985 to 1987 the data sources are EIA and IEA (imports/exports).
For the years 1988 to 1989 the data source is EIA.
For the years 1990 to 2014 the data source is IEA.
For the years 2015 to 2021 the data source is Ember.
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