By JT – May 17,2024 

AMMAN — Director General of the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) Amjad Rawashdeh said that Jordan and Saudi Arabia have completed economic and technical feasibility studies for an electrical interconnection project between the two nations. Rawashdeh also noted that draft agreements for the project are “almost done”, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. The director stressed the strategic significance of the interconnection project during a workshop in Saudi Arabia, highlighting the potential to integrate Saudi Arabia into the Gulf interconnection system, creating a nucleus for regional electrical energy exchange based on regulatory and legislative agreements currently under development. Rawashdeh also highlighted the necessity of completing infrastructure projects to facilitate electrical connectivity among countries, referring to Jordan’s proactive steps in this field, and mentioned ongoing projects, including the connection with Egypt and the development phase of the Iraq-Jordan link. The Dammam meetings are co-organised by the Arab League’s Energy Department, the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, and the World Bank Group.