Workshop focuses on alternative energy projects for home use

04-05-2013 07:37 PM

Ammon News - AMMAN (Petra)-A workshop reviewing the most important conventional and alternative energy resources, meeting on Saturday, stressed the "need to support alternative energy projects and offer this energy for household use".

Participants at the workshop, which is organized by the Mining, Geological and Petroleum Engineering Branch at the Jordan Engineers Association (JEA), called for the optimal exploitation of energy resources and consulting of experts in this field before beginning energy projects.

Deputy President of the JEA, Majed Al Tabaa, said energy has become one of the most important and urgent issues at the local and Arab regional levels, pointing out that the convening of this workshop comes at a time when there is an urgent need to exploit various energy resources.

Head of the Mining, Geological and Petroleum Engineering Branch, Sameer Al Shaikh, said several workshops on the alternative and renewable energy issue were scheduled because of its importance for the national economy.

He added that efforts of the branch, experts and specialists in the energy field did not go to waste because of information presented about several projects, such as the Al Fujeij wind energy project in southern Jordan, which is being operated by the Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) at a cost of $150 million and has the ability to generate 80-90-MW and an option to expand to 200 MW.

Al Shaikh also reviewed the Al Azraq solar energy project and Maan project for wind energy.


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