Demand for electricity in Jordan is set to grow at an average of 5-7 per cent a year over the next decade. Capacity currently stands at 1,450 MW, with peak load demand estimated at 1,260 MW. The government is also close to finalising a deal with Belgium’s Tractebel to develop the country’s first independent power plant (IPP) at Kherbet al-Samra (MEED 19:7:02).