The December 2010 Household energy survey in Jordan

Mohammed Awwad Al-Dabbas

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mutah University, Mutah, Al-Karak 61710 Jordan

(Received March 31, 2012 Accepted April 23, 2012)

The household sector accounts for 20.9% of primary energy use in Jordan. Increase in energy-based living standards and more efficient energy use are major opposing trends in Jordan that affect househo ld energy consumption. Governmental policies to influence household energy consumption are often contradictory and have brought mixed results. Ministry Of Energy has completed two cycles of surveys for household energy in the years 2001, 2004; on the other hand. The December 2010 update survey has been carried out in Mutah Univers ity and it is the latest update for those previous surveys, the result and conclusions of which are presented in this paper. Wood, LPG, electric heater and Kerosene are used ex tensively in most of the households. While the percentage of the households using solar waterheaters was 11%. The energy policy analysis reveals the need for government intervention to promote solar water-heat ers as well as regarding the unsatisfied heating demand.

KEYWORDS: Jordan; Domestic energy sector; wood, LPG, electric heater, solar collector.


Published in June 2012

Journal of Engineering –Assiut University