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Electricity Sector Structure

Generation Sector:

This sector is responsible for electricity generation from power plants and provide it to Transmission Grid, this sector incudes the following companies:

Central Electricity Generation Company (CEGCO):
CEGCO has been privatized in 2007, 60% of Government shares have been sold, CEGCO owns 1555 MW generation capacity i.e, 49% of total installed capacity in Jordan.

Samra Electricity Power Company (SEPCO):
SEPCO is 100% state owned company and owns 888 MW generation capacity i.e, 28% of total installed capacity in Jordan.

Amman East Power Company:
This company owns and operates the first IPP project in Jordan (BOO basis) which is in operation since 2008, the project consists of 370 MW combined cycle unit burning natural gas as primariy fuel and Disiel oil as secondary fuel.

Qatrana Power Company:
This company owns and operates the second IPP project in Jordan (BOO basis) which is in operation since 2010, the project consists of 373 MW combined cycle unit burning natural gas as primariy fuel and Disiel oil as secondary fuel.



Transmission Sector:

This sector includes only National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) which is 100% state owned company, NEPCO is responsible for:

    1.  Power System safe and economic operation (System Operator).

    2.  Transmission system constructing, owning and maintaining (Transmission Network Owner).
    
    3.  Planning and developing the power system.

    4.  Purchasing electricity from different sources and selling it to distribution companies
         (Single Buyer).

    5.  Procuring the required fuel for power plant operation.

    6.  Importing and Exporting electricity with neighboring countries.

    7.  Contracting the new generation capacity to meet the future demand.

NEPCO currently owns the National Control Center and the Transmission network which consists of main substation with total capacity of 10023 MVA and high voltage transmission lines (132 kV and above) with total length of 4121 km-circuit.



Distribution Sector:

This sector is responsible for distribute electricity to final consumers (Households, Commercial, Industrial ….) and includes the following companies:

Jordan Electric Power Company (JEPCO) which distributes electricity in the central part of Jordan.

Irbid District Distribution Company (IDECO) which distributes electricity in the northern part of Jordan.

Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO) which distributes electricity in the southern part of Jordan.

Currently, all distribution companies are owned by private sector.