The IEE Programme

The Improvement of Energy Efficiency (IEE) Programme aims to mitigate GHG emissions, to promote a climate-friendly and resource efficient economy and to development innovative financing mechanisms to mobilise public and private investments for climate change mitigation in the water sector.

Funding:

German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety based on an initiative within the Joint Steering Committee of German and Jordanian Ministry of Environment

Objective:

Improve Energy Efficiency of WAJ

  • Reduce (specific) electricity consumption (kWh/t of CO2)
  • Assess situation for electricity use and identify savings potential in selected pumping stations and well-fields
  • Energy Contracting based operation models in pumping stations are perceived as an attractive business field

Activities:

  • Energy Audit
  • Develop measures to reduce electricity consumption
  • Development of institutional concepts and operation models for implementation of projects with private sector participation (EPC models)
  • Based on the energy audit implement measures to reduce electricity consumption
  • Support WAJ’s strive for quality and efficiency of its pumping equipment
  • Coordinate with other donors to achieve and increased impact as well as promoting the topic of energy efficiency in the water sector

Structure:

The German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) started the International Climate Initiative (ICI) in 2008 to support approaches aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The project "Improvement of Energy Efficiency of WAJ in the Middle Governorates” (IEE) was the first project worldwide approved by BMU within the International Climate Initiative (ICI) and is being implemented jointly by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) as well as the Performance Monitoring Unit (PMU). The Programme "Improvement of Energy Efficiency of WAJ in the Middle Governorates” (IEE) was developed within the German-Jordanian Steering Committee on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Water and Waste. This Steering Committee brings together experts from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Jordanian Ministry of Environment. The Programme was originally planned for 27 months (Phase 1) but has been extended by another 2 years (Phase 2) for a country-wide roll-out and scaling-up of activities.

 Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit Development Coooperation: Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan -  Feredal Republik of Germany Germany's Clilmate Initiative - Climate protection pays off! Jordan Water Authority Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH