Reduction of municipal energy expenditure and training in energy of municipal technicians


The demographic pressure suffered by the border territories with Syria – the main refugees recipients- as a result of its conflict, affects the demand for their public services. QUDRA project, funded by the European Union, has as one of its goals to reduce the energy consumption of three municipalities of Jordan in the border with Syria, so that they could reinvest the savings achieved in the improvement and / or expansion of other public services.

On that context, CARTIF carried out an energy improvement plan in the Jordanian municipalities of Mafraq, Sarham and Ramtha, which allowed the reduction of municipal energy expenditure and training in energy of municipal technicians.


  • Carry out a diagnosis of energy consumption and energy measures optimization plans in three municipalities in Jordan: Mafraq, Sarham and Ramtha.
  • Make an inventory of the energy equipment and devices in the different municipal facilities (public lighting and buildings).
  • Knowledge transfer in energy management and planning through training and publications.


CARTIF experts were several times in Jordan to:

  • Having a constant dialogue with mayors and public employees.
  • Carrying out an energy diagnosis in municipality buildings and public street lighting.
  • Propose and evaluate actions for energy savings and the integration of renewable energies.
  • Training in energy efficiency taking into account the Jordanian context.

Expected results

  • Energy diagnosis, measures evaluation and optimization plan for the investment in both municipal buildings and public lighting.
  • Energy and quality audit report of the luminaires implemented in the public lighting system.
  • 60 technicians trained in public lighting, renewable energy and electrical measurement.
  • Energy efficiency guidelines in public street lighting in the Jordanian context.



Presupuesto total: 82.4 M€ 
Contribución: 110.151€
Duración: Septiembre 2017 – Agosto 2019


Fredy Vélez

Energy Division


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