Eng. Walid Shahin
Eng. Walid Shahin has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector with hands-on experience in Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE), policy dialogue, load research and tariff setting, energy auditing and management. Eng. Walid is currently the director of The National Energy Research Center (NERC) which is one of the key leading institutions in the energy sector in Jordan, and is responsible for conducting studies, research, audits, trainings and pilot EE and RE projects, the results of which are used on the national level in informing the policy making process.
He carried out/ participated in the following: the development of EE roadmap for Jordan as well as the development of EE bylaws in cooperation with (MEMR) and other relevant entities (USAID, AFD, MoENV and others). He was the Project manager for combined solar power and desalination plants: techno-economic potential in Mediterranean Partner countries (MED-CSD) Project. He also headed an Energy Study Group ESG’s to prepare a detailed Study on “Options to Meet Future Energy Needs in Jordan”. He was the Project Manager for FP6 project “Promotion of a New Generation of Solar Thermal Systems in the MPC" (SOLATERM) and the Project Manager for FP6 project “Integration of solar technologies into buildings in Mediterranean communities" (SOLARBUILD).
Eng. Walid Worked with US/Spanish team on the development of Jordan Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF). He is also very active in national and regional committees and policymaking. in terms of EE and RE, he was the head of “Energy and Green Building Committee” at the Jordan Engineers Association, head of the “Energy Labeling for Household Appliances” Committee at the Jordan Institute for Standards & Metrology, member of “Energy Efficient Building Code” Committee, Ministry of Housing & Public Works, and on the regional level he is a Member of the Arab EE Guidelines working group which was responsible for the preparation of the Arab EE Guideline.
Eng. Walid obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago, and he is fluent in both Arabic and English. He is also Certified Energy Manager (certified EUREM) and Registered Value Specialist from the American Association of Value Engineers.