RCREEE support sustainable development of photovoltaic energy in Iraq

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Jordan organized a five days training course from 5th to 9th January 2018, in Amman, Jordan for experts from Iraq.

The workshop is entitled “Capacity Development Program on Required Policy Reforms, Infrastructure and Framework to Promote Solar Power Technology in Iraq”. It aims to build technical know-how and knowledge base to help promoting sustainable development of solar power and to catalyze private sector investments in PV power technology in Iraq.

The program included 4 capacity development and consultation workshops that cover the following topics:

FIT and net metering schemes for developing solar photovoltaic energy in Iraq.
Solar PV code and grid integration requirements.
Resource assessment, Iraq Solar Map Atlas, PV technologies and financial calculation for concrete PV projects. 
RE action plan and strategy in Jordan.

The event was also an opportunity to discuss the energy context and requirements to promote a sustainable solar market in Iraq and exchanging the experience with Jordan. During the workshop, the representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Jordan shared their expertise on how to develop required regulatory, institutional, financial and technical infrastructure to boost RE deployment.

This workshop is within the framework of a 4-year project entitled “Catalyzing the Use of Solar Photovoltaic Energy” launched by UNDP and financed by GEF. In this regards, UNDP has partnered with RCREEE to conduct a range of policy support and capacity development activities.