100% Renewable Energy: A reality across the world?
22 October 2014
Webinar

Converting our energy system to 100% renewable energy is about more than replacing fossil fuels with new energy sources such as sun and wind. The true transformation starts in the fundamental way our energy system is structured. The planned online discussion outlines opportunities and strategies, along with presenting case studies from around the world showing that 100% renewable energy – in close conjunction with energy efficiency and conservation – is technically achievable, economically viable and socially advantageous. To register, click here.

REthinking Energy panel discussion: “Meeting the power needs of a growing world
24 October 2014
Tokyo

REthinking Energy, the newly released flagship report from IRENA, analyses the transformation of the global power sector, while reviewing progress in the transition to a sustainable energy future. A new energy system based on renewables would enhance energy access and security, create jobs and safeguard health and the environment. The challenges and opportunities for scaling up renewables in the power sector, will be the focus of a panel discussion (by invitation) held by IRENA in cooperation with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) at Tokyo’s Mita Kaigisho Auditorium.

IRENA Council: Eighth meeting
3-4 November 2014
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The eighth meeting of the Council of IRENA will be attended by representatives of Council members and delegations from other IRENA Member States. Sessions will include the Director-General’s report on the implementation of IRENA’s 2014-2015 work programme and budget, as well as a number of programmatic discussions, including on the outcomes of the Climate Summit 2014, as well as a strategic discussions regarding renewable energy and energy transformation, touching on the themes of IRENA’s new flagship publication, REthinking Energy. IRENA’s Programme and Strategy Committee (PSC) and Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) will meet on 2 November, prior to the Council meeting.

Self-Consumption of Renewables: The role of storage in revolutionising grid infrastructure
7 November 2014
Tokyo, Japan

Following IRENA’s “International Energy Storage Policy and Regulation” workshop in Dusseldorf, Germany, the series continues in Tokyo on November 7. Workshop participants will also receive complementary registration for Energy Storage Summit Japan on 6 November in Tokyo.

The aim of the workshop is to examine in more detail how battery storage technologies can transform grid infrastructure and support on-site renewable power production by consumers, as well as to identify the best practices, regulatory challenges and lessons to be highlighted in IRENA’s global technology roadmap for electricity storage. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants, including policy makers, industry representatives, academics and others.

Interested parties may also wish to consider the third workshop in the series, “Supporting Small- and Large-Scale Deployment of Renewables through Electricity Storage: Technologies, regulation and policies,” taking place on 3 December in New Delhi.

Supporting Small- and Large-Scale Deployment of Renewables through Electricity Storage: Technologies, regulation and policies
3 December 2014
New Delhi, India

The third in IRENA’s workshop series on electricity storage takes place in New Delhi on 3 December. Participants will also receive complementary registration for the 2nd International Conference & Exhibition on Energy Storage & Microgrids in India, which runs 3-5 December 2014.

The workshop will examine in more detail how electricity storage plays strengthens renewables-based mini-grids for rural electrification, as well as helping to integrate utility-scale solar photovoltaic and wind power parks into the grid. For each application area, the workshop will identify the best practices and lessons to be highlighted in IRENA’s global technology roadmap for electricity storage. The workshop will be limited to around 30 people, including policy makers, industry representatives, academia and others.

Interested parties may also wish to consider the second workshop in the series, “Self-Consumption of Renewables: The role of storage in revolutionising grid infrastructure,” taking place on 7 November in Tokyo.

The series began with the “International Energy Storage Policy and Regulation” workshop in Dusseldorf, Germany.