Electricity Generating Company Supports Solar Cell Project at Mosques Across Jordan

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Published January 29th, 2018 - 11:15 GMT
The Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) has contributed to financing a solar cell installation project for electricity generation at several mosques across Jordan.
The Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) has contributed to financing a solar cell installation project for electricity generation at several mosques across Jordan.

The Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) has contributed to financing a solar cell installation project for electricity generation at several mosques across the Kingdom, in collaboration with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF), along with the committees of the chosen mosques. The Company implemented this step as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy.

The solar cells were installed at Al-Rahma Mosque in Al-Hashimiyah, located in the Zarqa Governorate, the Grand Rehab Mosque in the Rehab Municipality, located in the Mafraq Governorate, and the Abu Ubida and Abu Dawood mosques in the Aqaba Governorate. The project aims to secure the mosques’ electricity needs and allow them to achieve self-sufficiency, especially given the annual increase in demand for electricity in the Kingdom, through the use of renewable energy sources.

“We always strive to increase our participation in developing local community and ensuring a healthy and clean environment for all. Through keeping up with global developments and trends which rely on clean energy sources to generate electricity, thus contributing to the adoption of environment-friendly practices, conserving energy and ultimately reducing monthly bills.” commented CEGCO CEO, Nadeem Rizvi.

Background Information

Central Electricity Generating Company

Electricity industry started in Jordan in 1937 when Amman municipality approved exchanging lighting of the streets of the municipality of Amman from kerosene lamps by two hundred electrical lamps. They were provided by Amman Company (the late Mohammad Ali Bdeir & partners) according to an annually renewable license.

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