IRENA at IEW 2018

19 – 21 June 2018 |Gothenburg, Sweden

IRENA side event at the 37th International Energy Workshop: Renewable energy and the future of long-term energy scenarios

During the 37th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) on 19 June 2018 at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a side event on improving the quality and use of long-term energy scenarios in guiding the clean energy transition.

A complete session concept note and summary can be found here.

The event gathered over 120 international energy modelling experts to join a discussion around two topics – first, the interface between the long-term energy scenario development community and ultimate scenario users (primarily policy and decision makers), and second, a self-critical identification of key gaps in current long-term scenarios with high shares of renewable energy (and their possible solutions). The results of this discussion will contribute to the output of IRENA’s ongoing Clean Energy Ministerial Campaign “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for Clean Energy Transition”.

The IRENA side event at IEW was chaired by Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir of University College Cork, and featured seven invited interventions from Dr. Asami Miketa (IRENA), Dr. David Daniels (U.S. Energy Information Administration), Dr. Kenneth Karlsson (Technical University of Denmark), Professor Tomas Kåberger (Chalmers University, Japan Renewable Energy Institute), Dr. Geoffrey Blanford (Electric Power Research Institute), Dr. Uwe Remme (International Energy Agency), and Professor Clas-Otto Wene (in absentia) (Chalmers University).

Invited interventions were followed by an open discussion with participating experts, during which additional experiences in the use and development of long-term energy scenarios were shared by expert practitioners.

IRENA will be taking this conversation forward through work under its Energy Transition Scenarios (ETS) Network and LTES Clean Energy Ministerial Campaign, and welcomes continued engagement with the academic research community.

For further information please contact:
Asami Miketa, Programme Officer – Energy Planning, IRENA (
Daniel Russo, Associate Professional – Planning for the Global Energy Transition, IRENA (

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