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Rural Electrification Project
First: About the Rural Electrification Project

Countryside “rural fils” started under the electricity tariff in 1977. Countryside “rural fils” is a part of the price of energy and not a direct or indirect tax. The rural electrification project was assigned to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources under the new Rural Electrification Directorate on (15/03/2011).

For the purpose to facilitate the provision of services to villages and rural communities in the Kingdom, address the Jordanian citizen feedback and fulfill their inquiries with respect to rural and other responsible parties, the project has established eligible branch offices in:

  • Home office / Amman phone (065803060), sub (1184) or (1183), Fax (065863321).
  • Rural Electrification of the North province office / Irbid office phone (0272458989).
  •  Rural Electrification of the North province office / Mafraq phone (026230498).
  • Rural Electrification of the south province office / Karak phone (032387215).

Second: Service Definition:

Deliver electric power on the expense of fils according to the approved plans outside and within the organization, namely: -

  1. Inhabited communities outside the organization
  2. Networks outside the organization
  3. Poor families inside and outside the organization
  4. Artesian wells outside the organization.

Third: the Objectives of Countryside Fils
  1. The delivery of electricity to all the villages and communities across the kingdom under the principles and criteria set forth for this purpose.
  2. Countryside and the desert development, the reduction of migration to cities and encourage reverse migration.
  3. Contribute to the exploitation of domestic sources of energy (solar energy, wind energy) for the production of electric energy for communities in rural areas and the Jordanian desert.

Fourth: the cost of the service provided:

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources does not charge any fees or cash payments in exchange for the services supplied.

Fifth: The principles and instructions of delivering electricity on the expense of countryside fils, including all the decisions of the Ministers’ Council and decisions of the Supreme Steering Committee.

1. According to the principles approved by the Council of Ministers, namely: -

  1. The community should be outside the administrative boundaries of cities and villages.
  2. The ground on which the residences are built must not be state-owned, unless there is an official permission for it duly documented.
  3. The delivery of electricity at the expense of countryside fils for communities with a minimum of "three residences", under the condition there are no technical obstacles and the cost per residence does not exceed (6000) dinars.
  4. The adoption of the poverty standards for the poor families, in compliance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Social Development, which will be based on the principles laid down by the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. These principles will also comply with the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed on 16/05/2012 with the Ministry of Social Development.
  5. The contribution of countryside fils in the delivery of electricity to the sites containing artesian wells, provided that the necessary licenses issued by the pertinent authorized Ministries and Departments are available.

2. According to the decisions of the Supreme Steering Committee, namely: -

  1. Residence definition, that is the availability of Construction works’ permission, and that the residence is built by concrete (pillars and roof) and the completion of cladding (plastering), as well as it consists of at least room, kitchen, bathroom and the built area is ​​about 35 square meters with a height of at least 2.5 m.
  2. If the community has buildings containing several apartments or floors, they are calculated only for the purpose of the number but not for the cost, taking into account the availability of Construction license and permission for each building.
  3. The residences of people who don’t have Jordanian nationality are calculated only for the purpose of the number and not for the cost.
  4. Requests to deliver electricity to a leased area are approved under the condition that the ownership of the area belongs to the treasury of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and there is official evidence that the competent official authorities have no objection to deliver electricity to the leased area.

Sixth: The beneficiaries - in order to receive the benefit of electricity supply to their residences on the expense of countryside fils - have to provide all the documents needed for the electricity delivery, namely: -


Required Documents


To provide original site Topographic map and copies of the documents stated in the adjacent column issued recently with a validity period of not less than six months.

A recently  issued site scheme


A recently  issued Land scheme


A recently  issued registration document


Valid works’ Permission


Construction License




Study of Marital status from the Ministry of Social Development for residences located inside and outside the organization


A valid license for the artesian wells


Letter issued by the Water Authority declaring  no objection to deliver electricity to the artesian wells



Seventh: - procedures
  • Receipt of applications, field detection and review by the upper steering committee to approve or justify the rejection
  • Assign the electricity distribution companies for the electricity supply Electricityimplementation
  • Approval of the design drawings
  • Electricity Supply by the electricity distribution companies

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