Long-term energy scenarios have been used as effective tools for energy planning by various governments. In the face of the clean energy transition, transformative change is envisioned not only within the energy sector and but also for society at large. There is an increased awareness that planning for the clean energy transition may demand a new level of complexity to the governance of the scenario planning process and in some cases, to the underlying modelling methodologies.
During the LTES Africa webinar series that IRENA organized in November and December 2021, ten African countries shared their experience on how they effectively develop and use energy scenarios in support of long-term policy documents such as integrated resource plans, nationally determined contributions, and energy master plans.
This side event, which is also a special and the final session of the LTES Africa webinar series, features the development and use of LTES by selected African power pools. The power pools devise the regional master plan to enable intra-continental power system integration between African countries in the same region.
The objective of the side event is to share the lessons learnt from the African power pools’ LTES planning practices, both in terms of institutional governance as well as LTES methodologies.
The webinar series was organized under IRENA’s LTES Network, a network of energy scenario practitioners in the government sector, aimed at facilitating the exchanges of experiences in the development and the use of long-term energy scenarios for planning clean energy transition.