The National Energy Research Center

The Royal Scientific Society


Royal Scientific Society

Born out of the great hearts and spirit of His Majesty the Late King Hussein and HRH Prince Hassan in 1970, the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) aims to be the knowledge leader for science and technology locally and regionally. The RSS uses excellent scientific and engineering research to power economic development and social progress.

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan serves as the President of the Royal Scientific Society and is greatly recognised for her work in promoting various scientific endeavours on a local and international level.

The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) is the largest applied research institution, consultancy, and technical support service provider in Jordan, and is a regional leader in the fields of science and technology.

RSS provides expert testing services via 38 specialized locally and internationally accredited laboratories and prides itself on offering both the public and private sectors a unique scientific resource and a wide range of project expertise.

Supported by more than 500 scientists, researchers, technical support staff, highly skilled management and faculty, the RSS has always been recognized as a local, regional and international research and development hub.

RSS proactively guides, supports and strengthens large governmental research projects and commercial incubators for both small and medium enterprises. Industrial firms contract RSS to assess potential impacts on the environment and to recommend practical solutions to minimize and control pollutants. RSS conducts standardized laboratory inspections on many food items consumed daily by Jordanians.

The National Energy Research Center (NERC)

The National Energy Research Center (NERC), is part of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), and was established in Amman for the purposes of research, development, training in the fields of new and renewable energy and raising the standards of energy use in the different sectors and to promote the utilization of renewable energy in Jordan.

NERC is specialized in promoting energy efficiency and conservation practices in Jordan and the middle east countries and has trained many private and public sector professionals in this area. NERC is strongly involved in projects within EU programs dealing with the development of new energy efficiency technologies and techniques as well as know-how transfer. With regards to the services provided to third parties, NERC carries out techno economic feasibility studies, building energy design studies, energy audits, monitoring and measurements, as well as performance measurements and certification of buildings & products.

In addition, NERC was heavily involved in the development of the technical documents related to energy labelling and minimum performance and has assisted the public and private sectors in bridging the gap between them to ensure a smooth transition towards energy labelling and minimum performance parameters for home appliances.

Among the broader public sector clients are the European Commission (EC), the World Bank (WB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the German Bank for Reconstruction (KfW), Ministries of Energy and Mineral resources and many others.

During the past 18 years, NERC has successfully completed many assignments in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Jordan.


Vision and Mission


As part of the Royal Scientific Society our vision is to become a unique center on the national and regional levels, with high credibility and good reputation among both private and governmental institutions.


Conduct applied research, provide services, implement projects, prepare technical & financial studies, provide consultations in the field of renewable energy, improve the efficiency of energy use in the local economy and foster cooperation and communication with both the public and private sectors.



Utilization of the local new and renewable energy sources like oil shale, wind energy, solar energy, bio-mass and geothermal energy to increase their contribution in the total energy mix and to meet the Kingdom's energy needs.


Development of different methods of energy use and rationalization to increase efficiency of energy use, decrease national energy cost and protect the environment.


Manage and operate laboratories, units and research and experimental stations to develop and use new and renewable energy sources.


Carry out training courses, seminars and workshops to enhance and develop local abilities and technologies needed for the utilization of new and renewable energies.


Establish an energy information bank to help in research and studies and connect it to the national information database, or any other local institutions of similar goals to those of the center.

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