Central Asia Workshop on Long-Term Capacity Expansion Planning with a High Share of Renewables

14 – 15 March 2019 |Astana, Kazakhstan


Jointly organised by IRENA and Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, the workshop aims to support the use of international best practice in long-term energy planning, and further the Agency’s efforts under the Astana Communique on Accelerating the Uptake of Renewables in Central Asia.

During the workshop, participants will discuss the range of tools and methodologies that are available around the world to specifically address the improved representation of variable renewable energy in long-term planning. Good practices to enhance capacity expansion planning to achieve significant renewable energy deployment will be presented by international experts.

Participation of government representatives from the region and technical institutions will ensure the workshop builds on prior engagements – including, the IRENA Regional Workshop on Policy Support Mechanisms held in Baku, Azerbaijan in October 2018