Energy consumption in Jordan

The most important measure in the energy balance of Jordan is the total consumption of
16.82 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 1,665 kWh.


Jordan could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 19 bn kWh, which is 111% of the countries own usage. Despite this, Jordan is trading energy with foreign countries. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role. Other energy sources such as natural gas or crude oil are also used.

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Energy Balance

ElectricitytotalJordan
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption16.82 bn kWh1,665.07 kWh5,511.05 kWh
Production18.60 bn kWh1,841.28 kWh5,925.27 kWh
Import334.00 m kWh33.06 kWh729.94 kWh
Export50.00 m kWh4.95 kWh707.85 kWh
Crude OilBarrel
Jordan
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Production22.00 bbl0.000 bbl0.005 bbl
Import67,980.00 bbl0.007 bbl0.020 bbl
Natural GasCubic meters
Jordan
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption5.24 bn m³518.53 m³903.40 m³
Production121.80 m m³12.06 m³456.61 m³
Import6.46 bn m³639.10 m³854.09 m³
Export1.36 bn m³134.53 m³398.75 m³



Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions in 2016Jordan
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
total25.11 m t2.63 t6.47 t
› of which diesel + gasoline14.87 m t1.56 t2.74 t
› of which natural gas6.99 m t0.73 t1.58 t
› of which coal854,411.00 t0.09 t2.00 t
› other sources2.39 m t0.25 t0.15 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1979 to 2016 in million tons

Carbon footprint Jordan


Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy have a theoretical value, which could only be obtainable under ideal conditions. They are measuring the generatable amount of energy, that would be reached under permanent and full use of all capacities of all power plants. In practice this isn't possible, because e.g. solar collectors are less efficient unter clouds. Also wind- and water-power plants are not always operating under full load. All these values are only useful in relation to other energy sources or countries.

Energy sourcetotal
in Jordan
percentage
in Jordan
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Jordan
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels36.31 bn kWh87,0 %49,2 %3,594.19 kWh8,115.37 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh1,154.29 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %24,1 %0.00 kWh3,977.20 kWh
Renewable energy5.01 bn kWh12,0 %19,7 %495.75 kWh3,274.42 kWh
Other energy sources417.33 m kWh1,0 %-0,2 %41.31 kWh-31.41 kWh
Total production capacity41.73 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %4,131.25 kWh16,489.87 kWh


Usage of renewable energies

Renewable energies include wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy sources. This means all energy sources that renew themselves within a short time or are permanently available. Energy from hydropower is only partly a renewable energy. This is certainly the case with river or tidal power plants. Otherwise, numerous dams or reservoirs also produce mixed forms, e.g. by pumping water into their reservoirs at night and recovering energy from them during the day when there is an increased demand for electricity. Since it is not possible to clearly determine the amount of generated energy, all energies from hydropower are displayed separately.

In 2015, renewable energies accounted for around 3.2 percent of actual total consumption in Jordan. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2015:

Renewable energy Jordan