REmap Dominican Republic report launch
28 July, 2016
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

In the early 2016, the Dominican Republic government, through its National Energy Commission (CNE), requested IRENA to prepare a REmap study with an aim to explore the difference renewables could make to achieve the country’s energy policy and objectives to 2030 and beyond.

REmap findings will be presented in Santo Domingo in a report launch event when an Executive Summary will become available in English and Spanish versions. The full REmap report will be published early fall this year.

The roadmap is relevant for the Dominican Republic’s government and policy makers as well as stakeholders from the power and private sectors, with the objective to achieve a wide spread dissemination of the opportunities for renewable energy development. During the launch event, IRENA will present both power sector and end-use sector findings, followed by a discussion with the experts from the country. This event could be considered as an outreach opportunity for IRENA, involving other countries in the region that could be interested in such analysis.

RRA Egypt: Stakeholder Consultation Workshop
3 - 4 August 2016
Cairo, Egypt

A multi-stakeholder consultation workshop will jointly be organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) on 3-4 August 2016 in Cairo, Egypt.

Building on an earlier kick-off meeting, the multi-stakeholder consultation workshop will gather national stakeholders from utilities, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, the NREA to the private sector as well as development partners and donors. The aim is to consolidate the findings drawn from research and previous consultations on issues that are critical for the rapid development of renewables in Egypt, a collaborative effort between the government of Egypt and IRENA.

Outcomes of the workshop will feed into the final Renewables Readiness Assessment for consideration in the reinforcement of an architecture for the development of renewable energy in Egypt.

South African Workshop on Renewable Energy Data Collection and Processing, Methods and Tools
16 - 18 August 2016
Pretoria, South Africa

This three-day technical workshop on renewable energy data collection, processing, and management is prepared and conducted in collaboration between IRENA, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Danish Energy Agency, and South Africa’s Department of Energy.

The participants include the Department of Energy of South Africa, who is currently developing a public Renewable Energy Data and Information Service (REDIS) and requested the training by IRENA. The purpose of the training is to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities in the field of renewable energy data collection, processing and management, and improve data delivery.

Strategic Long-term Energy Planning in the Kingdom of Swaziland: Third Training Course
06 - 16 September 2016
Mbabane, Swaziland

IRENA, with support from the Government of Swaziland, is holding a training series to update and expand the country’s System Planning Test (SPLAT-SW) model. The sessions give professionals from local energy organisations to work alongside external experts in renewable energy planning.

This third two-week training course focuses on improving the energy system model in Swaziland based on scenario analysis, and on developing the long-term energy supply strategies to produce a final draft energy master plan.

International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference 2016 (IOREC)
30 September - 1 October 2016
Nairobi, Kenya

The 3rd International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) is organized by IRENA, with the support of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the Kenya Ministry of Energy.

The IOREC will take place back-to-back with the SEED Africa Symposium (28-29 Sept 2016) and will convene key stakeholders from across the off-grid renewable energy value chain, including representatives from rural electrification agencies, ministries in charge of renewable energy development, the private sector, academia, financing institutions and international organisations.

Alongside IOREC 2016, ARE will organize the exhibition to provide the private sector with an opportunity to present its products and projects, and showcase the technologies and know-how at the forefront of off-grid renewables. The venue for the SEED Africa Symposium and IOREC 2016 is Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

More information and the Conference programme can be found on the IOREC website.

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