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    • West African Power Pool: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy

      This report examines various scenarios for accelerated renewable energy uptake, based on a modelling tool developed by IRENA and tested with assistance from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Evaluating Renewable Energy Policy: A Review of Criteria and Indicators for Assessment

      This policy paper, presented by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), investigates indicators used to evaluate renewable energy deployment policies. Focusing on effectiveness, efficiency, equity and institutional feasibility, it analyzes the literature associated with these four key success criteria in depth, with a specific focus on lower income countries.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning
    • Africa Power Sector: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy (synthesis report)

      The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has conducted quantitative assessments of the prospects for renewable energy deployment in Africa’s five regional power pools. This synthesis report summaries the findings of those five regional power studies, adding a consolidated outlook for the continent. The report also explains the energy-modelling approach employed and suggests the way forward for promoting renewable energy in Africa.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Long-term energy scenarios: First-year campaign findings

      A collaborative campaign, launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in May 2018 and co-ordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), calls for wider adoption and improved use of model-based LTES. This brochure highlights findings from the first-year of the LTES campaign.

      Publications Reports Long-term Energy Scenarios Network (LTES Network) Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa

      East and Southern African countries possess vast potential for renewable energy development. This report assesses the prospects for the power sector in the countries of the ACEC through 2040.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning Power system operation Planning Targets & NDCs Policy
    • Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union

      This REmap study, prepared in co-operation with the European Commission,  identifies cost-effective renewable energy options for all EU Member States, spanning a wide range of sectors and technologies.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Regional Long term energy planning Planning
    • Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables: Afrique de l’Ouest

      Les énergies renouvelables à faible coût jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans l’offre d’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce rapport présente trois grands scénarios pour la croissance des énergies renouvelables dans les systèmes d’énergie de la région, notamment en ce qui concerne les principaux objectifs nationaux et régionaux.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa

      Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s electricity supply. This report outlines three broad scenarios for the growth of renewables in the region’s power systems, particularly in relation to key national and regional targets.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Republic of Tunisia

      The report outlines recommendations to help Tunisia achieve its 30% renewables goal while boosting growth and development.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Targets & NDCs Policy Energy efficiency Technology Long term energy planning Planning Finance & investment
    • Zhangjiakou Energy Transformation Strategy 2050

      The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

      Publications Reports Targets & NDCs Policy Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Long term energy planning Planning Renewable energy for cities Policy
    • Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand

      This report evaluates Thailand’s options for power generation, transport development, thermal and bioenergy use, and identifies the key challenges in scaling up renewables.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Country Long term energy planning Planning
    • Towards 100% renewable energy: Utilities in transition

      This white paper, developed by the IRENA Coalition for Action, explores the role of energy utilities in the energy transition and outlines the achievements and implementation strategies of national, regional and local utilities switching to 100% renewable energy. The paper also includes an updated global mapping of national and sub-national 100% renewable energy targets.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Power system flexibility Planning Energy transition in end uses Policy Coalition for Action
    • Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Burkina Faso

      This study seeks to map suitable areas in Burkina Faso for deploying utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power projects.

      Publications Reports Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Long term energy planning Planning
    • Southern African Power Pool: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy

      With the energy systems of many African countries dominated by fossil-fuel sources that are vulnerable to global price volatility, regional and intra-continental power systems with high shares of renewable energy can provide least-cost option to support continued economic growth and address the continent’s acute energy access problem. Unlocking Africa’s huge renewable energy potential could help to take many people out of poverty, while ensuring the uptake of sustainable technologies for the continent’s long-term development.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Insights on planning for power system regulators

      This report identifies useful regulatory practices for the era of rapidly improving renewable energy technologies. It draws key insights from experiences with integrated resource planning (IRP) in South Africa and the US.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning
    • 张家口能源转型战略2050

      The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

      Publications Reports Targets & NDCs Policy Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Long term energy planning Planning Renewable energy for cities Policy
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Paraguay

      This report examines Paraguay’s energy institutions and their governance, long-term energy planning practices, and the socio-economic benefits of promoting renewable and low-carbon technologies in the end-use sectors.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Long term energy planning Planning Targets & NDCs Policy Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Energy efficiency Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy
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