Second International Forum on Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for the Clean Energy Transition


The Second International Forum on Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for the Clean Energy Transition was held on the 26th of March 2020 as an online full-day event.

26 global experts from governments, technical institutions, academia and the private sector were invited to exchange practical experience and gather good practices in using and developing long-term energy scenarios to support policymaking and planning for the clean energy transition. The Forum was viewed by over 625 attendees from 83 different countries.

This virtual event built on the rich discussions being held under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Campaign on Long-term Scenarios for the Energy Transition (LTES Campaign) launched in June 2018, and on activities organised under IRENA’s Long-term Energy Scenario Network – LTES Network which expanded the scope of the LTES Campaign to all IRENA’s member countries.

See the Forum’s proceedings, Q&A, as well as the concept note and programme.

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Please find video recordings of the Forum sessions below, along with the presentation slides.

Video Recording


Session 1: Electrification scenarios for a carbon-neutral energy system by 2050

Dolf Gielen, Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre – Moderator
Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of Innovation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
Dante Powell, Senior Market Modelling Specialist, European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric

Session 2: Exploring the global landscape of LTES narratives and assumptions

Brian O’Gallachoir, Director, MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Ireland – Moderator
Pablo Carvajal, Associate Programme Officer, Clean Energy Transition Scenarios, IRENA
Tiina Koljonen, Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Sven Teske, Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Wouter Nijs, Researcher, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Session 3: Stakeholder engagement for an inclusive LTES development process

Michael Renner, Programme Officer, Policy, IRENA – Moderator
Dennis Volk, Team Lead, Network Infrastucture Development, Bundesnetzagentur, Germany
Ivetta Gerasimchuk, Lead, Sustainable Energy Supplies, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Marek Harsdorff, Green Jobs Specialist, International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Session 4: Systemic innovation in energy demand and consumer behaviour in LTES

Paul Durrant, Programme Officer, Renewable Energy Innovation, IRENA – Moderator
Ron Benioff, International Program Manager at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Deger Saygin, Director, SHURA Energy Transition Center, Turkey
Klaus Willnow, Head of Innovation & Future Technologies, Siemens Gamesa
Charlie Wilson, Researcher, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK

Session 5: Robust and resilient LTES development processes

Pablo Carvajal, Associate Programme Officer, IRENA – Moderator
Pieter Boot, Head of Climate, Air and Energy department, Netherlands Environmental Agency (PBL)
Alec Waterhouse, Head of the Central Modelling Team, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK
Uwe Remme, Analyst, International Energy Agency
Vincent van Steenberghe, Climate Policy Expert, Federal Public Service of Health, Food chain safety and Environment, Belgium

Session 6: Risk and systemic innovation in long-term energy policy-making

Asami Miketa, Senior Programme Officer, Power Sector Investment Planning, IRENA – Moderator
Ruud Kempener, Policy Officer at Directorate-General for Energy (DG-ENER), European Commission
Giovani Machado, Director of Energy Economics and Environmental Studies, Energy Research Office, Brazil
Joana Portugal Pereira, Professor at the Energy Planning Program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Lead Author of the IPCC WG III AR6 Chapter 4