Royal Scientific Society / National Energy Research Center
NERC is one of the main institutions in The Royal Scientific Society (RSS). RSS is a non-profit NGO established in 1970. It is the largest applied research institution, consultancy, and technical support service provider in Jordan, and is a regional leader in the fields of science and technology. It is aiming to build and strengthen scientific and engineering research in the areas of greatest strategic value to Jordan’s long-term competitiveness and development. The National Energy Research Center (NERC) was established in 1998 for the purposes of research, development and training in the fields of new renewable energy and the promotion of energy conservation in various sectors.
This centre was established to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:
- Reducing the energy burden by improving methods, incentives and advisory services for efficient energy use, to decrease total energy cost on the national level and to protect the environment.
- Educating Jordanian and regional engineers and technicians by holding training courses, seminars and workshops to enhance and develop local technical qualifications and experiences necessary for the use of new and renewable energies, in addition to energy efficiency.
- Effectively performing studies, research, and experimental projects in the field of using the local new and renewable energy sources like oil shale, wind energy, solar energy, bio-mass, and geothermal, to increase their contribution to satisfying the Kingdom’s energy needs.