18 March 2019 | Articles
10 – 12 April 2019 |Berlin, Germany
The world’s energy systems are entering profoundly uncharted territory – unprecedented technological advances in power generation, transport and innovation in digitalisation make predictions about future energy conversion and use highly uncertain. At the same time, urgent Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate accord insist on a transition to clean energy use as fast as possible, thus compounding the complexity of representing integrated energy systems in long-term scenarios. In this context, clear views of the future energy landscape have become invaluable, and the way in which those views are developed requires a sea change.
IRENA is coordinating a group of leading government institutions from 11 countries, seven technical institutions/associations as well as other interested stakeholders’ agencies to explore these issues as part of the “Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for Clean Energy Transition” Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) campaign. The campaign aims to promote the improved use of scenarios for clean energy transition, enable the exchange of best practices and facilitate work to strengthen and broaden their use. The campaign has been running since May 2018 and has since organized eight events and 20 webinar sessions.
This event will be the first international forum to gather all members and partners of the LTES campaign, along with a wider range of subject experts and energy scenario end-users to discuss the issues that are critical to today’s scenario practitioners. In bringing together both users and developers of scenarios, the forum will explore how scenarios can better support energy transitions.
The list of confirmed speakers can be found here.
The Forum aims to achieve three objectives:
At the Forum, IRENA’s new initiative “Energy Transition Scenario Network” will also be launched, as a vehicle to sustain discussion of these issues with a wider audience going forward.
Format: In most of the sessions, there will be input presentations from subject experts followed by panel discussions among scenario practitioners.
All persons wishing to participate in the conference need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating their interest to participate, after which they will receive a link for registration.
Ms. Asami Miketa
Senior Programme Officer, Power Sector Investment Planning, IRENA
Telephone: +49 228 39179028
Mr. Pablo Carvajal
Associate Programme Officer, Clean Energy Transition Scenarios, IRENA
Telephone: +49 228 39179092