The Kingdom of Jordan – BESS is a 20,000kW energy storage project located in Jordan.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015.


The Kingdom of Jordan – BESS is owned by National Electric Power (100%).

The key applications of the project are electric energy time shift, grid-connected commercial (reliability & quality), grid-connected residential (reliability), renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

National Electric Power is the owner. The AES is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

AES and NEPCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project, which would make the Kingdom something of an early leader in energy storage in the wider region. The system, utilizing AES’ Advancion platform, will be able to draw power from the grid as well as push it out, meaning the batteries will serve as an effective 40MW of flexibility resources.


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