by Mohammad Ghazal – Jan 14,2016

AMMAN — As part of efforts to reduce energy consumption, the government on Thursday launched a project to distribute LED (light emitting diode) power-saving bulbs to households at no charge.

Under the first phase of the project, the distribution of 42,000 power saving bulbs will start soon in different areas of the Kingdom, Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif said, adding that this is the first batch of 1 million bulbs that will be distributed to households across Jordan.

The project, funded by a JD6 million grant from the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund, will be implemented by the country’s three power distribution companies, the minister said after signing an agreement with the directors of the Irbid District Electricity Company, the Jordanian Electric Power Company and the Electricity Distribution Company.

“This project will help reduce households’ electricity bill and reduce energy consumption in Jordan,” Saif noted.

The fund, he added, will implement a series of other initiatives to conserve energy.

Jordan imports about 97 per cent of its energy needs annually at about 20 per cent of the gross domestic product.
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