The International Tracking Standard Foundation: Founder of I-REC (I-TRACK Foundation) Board has approved The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) as the local I-REC(E) Issuer in Jordan.
About the Royal Scientific Society (RSS)
The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) is an independent non-governmental, not-for-profit multidisciplinary science institution established by royal charter. Founded in 1970 as a national organization to actively advise and support the development of Jordan with sound technical and policy advice, and consultations.
“The Royal Scientific Society is the largest applied research institution, consultancy, and technical support service provider in Jordan and is a regional leader in the fields of science and technology.
The RSS undertakes specialized and accredited testing, research work with local industries and universities, consultations for the private and public sectors, and works in partnership with regional and international organizations. Since its inception as a national and independent organization, some of the prime objectives of the RSS have been to safeguard the environment, and to contribute to sustainable economic development.”
Jordan, the RSS, and the NERC
As of 2021, the installed generation capacity in Jordan was approximately 4,650 MW, according to data from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan. This includes a mix of different types of generation sources, including thermal (natural gas and oil), renewable (solar and wind), and hydroelectric power. The government of Jordan has set a target of generating 45% of the country’s electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, which would require the deployment of around 3,000 MW of new renewable energy capacity. This suggests that renewable energy sources will play an increasingly important role in the country’s energy mix in the coming years.
The government of Jordan has implemented several policies and initiatives aimed at promoting the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies, including solar PV. These include the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP), and the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF), which provides financial support for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) works with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on the development and implementation of different renewable energy and energy efficiency topics such as the development of the National Energy Strategy, National Renewable Energy Action Plan, and National Energy Efficiency Action Plan which aims to guide the development of the country’s energy sector sustainably and efficiently.
Through its specialized center, the National Energy Research Centre (NERC), the RSS works closely with the government on a range of scientific and technological aspects, including the energy sector. The NERC conducts research and development in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability, and provides technical and scientific expertise to support the government’s efforts to promote sustainable development.
The I-TRACK Foundation is pleased to have the RSS taking on the role of the local I-REC(E) Issuer. This comes as a welcome development reinforcing the increasing interest in the implementation of the I-TRACK Standard among the countries in the region.
For more information, visit the RSS website: https://www.rss.jo
For any questions, please contact the I-TRACK Foundation secretariat at email@example.com.