Jordan’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry has selected consultants to carry out studies into renewable energy in the country.

The contracts cover the establishment of a regulatory framework for renewable energy, estimating renewable energy project costs and the integration of wind farms with the existing power grid.

US-based firm Nexant has been selected to advise on the establishment of regulatory and institutional frameworks for renewable energy in Jordan.

Germany’s Fichtner and a consortium comprising the UK’s CMS Cameron McKenna, UK-based Ernst & Young and the local Ibrahim Bakr Law Office are also on the shortlist.

The second contract is for advisers to estimate prices for developing different forms of renewable energy. A Spanish partnership of International Technical Assistance Consultants (ITAC) and Engineering, Studies and Projects NIP has been selected for the contract. Dutch firm Kema International was also previously shortlisted for the contract.

The third contract is for advisers to work on the integration of wind farms in the national electric system. Italy’s CESI has been selected for this contract. Kema International was also prequalified for the third contract.