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Enabling Policies and Regulatory Frameworks for Geothermal Electricity and Direct Use in the East African Rift

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), together with the Africa Union Commission (AUC) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) had organised an event to support the ongoing efforts by some countries in the East Africa Rift region to develop dedicated geothermal policies and regulatory frameworks.

  • 27 July 2021
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  • Policy
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  • Virtual

Webinar: IRENA FlexTool Training for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The training for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, provided a basic training on the IRENA FlexTool in the context of the ongoing initiatives in this region.

  • 13 – 14 July 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • Virtual training

United Nations Framework Classification for Geothermal Energy

The report highlights the main challenges and way forward to adapt the broader UNFC specifications and guidelines to geothermal energy resources.

  • June 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English
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  • Dominica, Ethiopia

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.

  • April 2021
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Energy Transition
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  • English

Eastern and Southern Africa's Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

A new study assesses the long-term energy plans the two regional power pools, known as the Eastern and Southern African Power Pools, and finds the region well-endowed with high quality, cost-effective, but under-utilised wind and solar resources.


COP 26 Climate-Energy Dialogue in the Middle East and North Africa region

IRENA, in partnership with the UNFCCC and UK COP26 Presidency, hosted a webinar on “COP 26 Climate-Energy Dialogue in the Middle East and North Africa region”, providing a regional forum for the discussion on driving energy transition and building momentum on climate action.

  • 27 April 2021
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  • Climate Change, Energy Transition, Finance & Investment, Heating & Cooling
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  • Virtual

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Albania

This report aims to support Albania on its path towards integrating a higher, more diversified share of renewable energy in its national energy mix.

  • March 2021
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Albania

Renewable Readiness Assessment (RRA) Albania

The virtual launch featured the official publication of the RRA Albania. The event served as a platform to address important topics relevant to the renewable energy development and deployment in Albania amongst government officials and the involved stakeholders and partners.

  • 24 March 2021
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  • Policy, Innovation, Finance & Investment, Energy Transition, Costs, Benefits
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  • Virtual

Geothermal development in Eastern Africa

The East African Rift region holds significant geothermal potential. This report offers recommendations to fast-track regional geothermal energy development.

  • November 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Policy
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  • English

The East African Rift: Realising the Region’s Geothermal Potential

Geothermal potential of the East African Rift has been largely unrealised due to various challenges. Adequate policies and regulatory regimes would increase the flow of geothermal investments into the region.