Long-term planning is central to ensuring that energy policy meets national and regional energy needs, guiding decisions on when, where and how to invest in the energy sector.
Long-term energy planning
While most countries employ well-established approaches towards energy planning, the energy transition is creating a need to re-assess many aspects of planning methodology. Member countries benefit from IRENA’s support to improve their long-term energy planning, with a focus on renewable energy.
Energy models and tools
Efficient energy planning relies on strong modelling capabilities and methodologies, ensuring that energy decisions are founded on quantitative analysis of the energy sector.
Power system flexibility
The outputs of robust modelling are the building blocks for meaningful analysis, guiding decisions to deliver grid capacity for supply- and demand-side flexibility, and to improve the grid's quality and resilience.