Jordan

Member Profile

Energy and Mineral Regulatory Commission (EMRC)

  • Zahran Street, Seventh Circle, Amman, Jordan
  • +962 6 580 5000
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  • www.emrc.gov.jo

Sectors Regulated:

  • Electricity

ERRA Membership

  • Joined ERRA in 2007 

Establishment

  • Established in 2014

Responsibilities

  • Legal basis
  • 2002 General Electricity Law (GEL)
  • Responsibilities
  • – Issuing of licenses in accordance with the provisions of the GEL
  • – Establish the methodological basis for computing electric tariffs, subscription fees and connection charges to transmission and distribution systems.
  • – Approve electric power meters installed by the licensees
  • – Prescribe directives for inspection and testing of meters.
  • – Ensure compliance by licensees with the terms of their licenses and other legal requirements, including directives issued.
  • – Establish the appropriate operating codes and safety, security, and reliability standards and to assess the performance of the licensees.
  • – Settle disputes arising between the licensees and consumers or between the licensees inter se.
  • – Issue directives to ensure EMRC obtains technical and financial data and any other information to conduct its mandates.
  • – Prepare draft by-laws relating to the Energy sector.
  • – Any other issues that the Chief-Commissioner thinks fit to present to the Council.
  • – Issuing tariffs.
  • – Any other issues relating to energy sector (gas, nuclear, electricity… etc.

Organisational Structure

  • Internal Structure
  • Council of Commissioners, formed by 5 Commissioners (Chairman, Deputy Chairman and three other Commissioners). Each Commissioner appointed for a 4 years period (except for three Commissioners of the first Council in order to allow overlapping) and may be renewed for one additional 4 year period.
  • Working Employees
  • Number of Commissioners: 5
  • Number of Staff: 347
  • Budget
  • Financing is through License fees approximately 95%, other 5%

Population: 9 952 293 (2017 est.)

GDP / Capita: $ 5 550 (2016 est.)

Territory: 89 341 km2 (112. in World rank)

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Chairperson

Farouq AL-HYARI - Chairman

Licensing and Competition Committee Member

Muna ALMOUSA - Licensing and Monitoring Engineer

Tariff and Pricing Committee Member

Wijdan ALRANADI - Commissioner

Customers and Retail Markets Working Group Member

- no designated member at this time -