The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ) conducted an awareness campaign to local authorities of Bethlehem Governorate main municipalities and village councils about how to develop and implement sustainable energy efficiency practices and renewable demonstration actions. The campaign was attended by representatives of seven municipalities in Bethlehem Governorate, in addition to representatives from Jerusalem District Electricity Company Ltd. (JDECO) and three students from An Najah National University (Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology). The total number of participants was 21.


The main objective of the social awareness campaign was to increase the knowledge and awarenss of the local authorities in Bethlehem Governorate in the fields ofenergy savings, energy efficiency, energy management and technicalities. In addition, the campaign aimed to give the local authorities a detailed presentation about Jerusalem District Electricity Company Ltd. main activities in the field of solar energy and its responsibility, which will help the municipalities on implementing solar energy project.