ESMES in Jordan organized an opening ceremony for concluding the rehabilitation interventions at Madaba Secondary school for Boys
On February 28th, 2023, the German Jordanian University (GJU), ESMES partner in Jordan; inaugurated the energy rehabilitations interventions at Madaba Secondary Comprehensive School for Boys. The ceremony was attended by an official representative from the university, the ministry of Education and the Institute for University Cooperation (ICU), lead beneficiary of ESMES.
GJU's president, Dr. Alaeddin Al-Halhouli, kicked off the ceremony in his speech, stating that "the installation of solar energy systems in Madaba school came as part of the EnergySmart Mediterranean SchoolsNetwork (ESMES) project with the aim of finding innovative and effective ways to promote the use of renewable energy and reduce the various impacts on the electricity grid. ESMES addresses the issues of increasing demand for energy, dependence on fossil fuels, and increasing carbon dioxide emissions in the Mediterranean region, in addition to involving local communities in the project's activities and benefiting directly from its outputs". He indicated, as well, that GJU nears the end of a four-year journey of the project, has managed to train more than 300 students, 30 teachers in 9 schools, and 30 engineers from the Ministry of Education on renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, along with installing energy consumption metering and monitoring devices and solar energy systems to generate electricity and improve energy efficiency in the public schools.
In his turn, the Director of Buildings at the Ministry of Education, Eng. Ibrahim Al-Samama’a, stated that "the celebration of the installation of energy systems in the Madaba school came within the framework of cooperation between the Ministry and the university", indicating that there are 680 public schools in Jordan served by renewable energy in implementation of the royal directives to include schools with renewable energy systems.
The rehabilitation interventions in Madaba school have included the installation of 23 high-efficiency air conditioning units covering all classrooms and administrative offices, fans in all classrooms to encourage the energy use, maintenance of school windows, a 48-Kwh photovoltaic system to cover the school's energy needs, and measures to maintain energy quality in an innovative way to support the national electric power.
Congratulations to the school for the concluded works!