Increasing Energy Efficiency in Water Supply in Jordan

Increasing Energy Efficiency in Water Supply in Jordan

Summary

Jordan is characterized by severe water scarcity and unsustainable, energy-intensive ground water use practices. Within the framework of the International Climate Initiative, GIZ has implemented a project to increase energy efficiency in water supply. With the help of two pilot projects, Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) was identified as a suitable business model to finance the  modern ization of water pumps. EPC in the water  sector is well  applicable to other countries as well and can achieve efficiency gains of over 30 % and thus contribute to a substantial mitigation of greenhouse gases.