Towards a Sustainable Energy Future: The Case for Smart Grids in Jordan
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Al-Balqa Applied University, Salt, Jordan,19117
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Yazzid Shuqair   

Al-Balqa Applied University, Salt, Jordan,19117
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2023; 8
The implementation of a smart grid in Jordan offers many potential advantages, such as improved reliability and efficiency of the power grid, expanded integration of renewable energy sources, enhanced control and monitoring capabilities for the utility, and cost savings and economic benefits. However, significant challenges must be addressed, such as high implementation costs, technical requirements, privacy and security concerns, regulatory and legal challenges, and potential job displacement. This research paper provides an overview of the current state of Jordan's energy sector, an explanation of smart grid technology, and an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a smart grid in Jordan. The paper also reviews case studies of successful smart grid implementations in other countries and offers recommendations for future research and policy decisions. Overall, the research suggests that while there are significant challenges to be addressed, the potential benefits of a smart grid in Jordan are significant, and the country should continue to explore this technology to enhance its energy infrastructure and reduce its environmental impact.