Long-Term Energy Scenarios (LTES) For Developing National Energy Transition Plans In Africa

29 November – 15 December 2021 |Virtual


 

 
* For the special session featuring regional Power Pools on 7 December, please be informed that the registration link is different. You will have to register through the PIDA registration platform here.

Long-term energy scenarios have been used as effective tools for energy planning by various governments, including in the African continent. Countries in Africa have commonly used them in energy system master plans and integrated resource plans. Some countries have planning teams within the government, while others rely on external consultancy while building internal capacity. Some countries have institutionalized their planning practices, while others tend to have a more ad-hoc approach. Those countries are becoming increasingly aware that planning for the clean energy transition may demand a new level of complexity to the governance of the scenario planning process and, in some cases, to the underlying modelling methodologies.

Against this background, IRENA will host a webinar series on “Long-term energy scenarios (LTES) for developing national energy transition plans in Africa”, in collaboration with the following regional implementation partners: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), GET.transform, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Ministry of Energy of Kenya and the African Union Commission.

This event will be held between the 29th of November and 15th of December. The series features speakers from 10 African countries and regional Power Pools that have well-established scenario-based planning practices, focusing on the governance structures around the development and the use of LTES to plan the energy transition, and institutional efforts to enhance them.

The event will be feature live interpretation from English to French, and vice versa.

Please find the concept note here. For more information, you can access LTES Network webpage here or contact LTES@irena.org.

Date and time (GMT +3)

Speakers*

Session 1: Kenya and Egypt

 

29 November

12:00 – 13:30

Presentations:

  • Grace Njeru, Senior Economist, Kenya Electriciy Transmission Company (KETRACO)
  • Hala Ramadan, Director of Economic & Environment Studies Department, New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), Egypt
  • Ali Ahmed Ali, Department Director, International Cooperation, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egypt

Moderator:

  • Asami Miketa, Senior Programme Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Session 2: Eswatini and CSIR South Africa

 

01 December

12:00 – 13:30

Presentations:

  • Nolwazi Khumalo, Senior Energy Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy, Eswatini
  • Clinton Carter-Brown, Energy Centre Head, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Moderator:

  • GET.transform

Session 3: Nigeria and Ghana (TBC)

03 December

12:00 – 13:30

Presentations:

  • Eli Jidere Bala, Director General, Energy Commission, Nigeria
  • TBC

Moderator:

  • Linus Mofor, Senior Environmental Affairs Officer, Energy, Infrastructure and Climate Change, African Climate Policy Centre, UNECA
  • Mekalia Paulos, Research Officer, UNECA

Session 4: Regional Power Pools

Special session at the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2021

07 December

16:00 – 17:30

TBC

Session 5: Morocco and Tunisia

13 December

12:00 – 13:30

Presentations:

  • Fatiha Machkori, Head of the Observation and Forecasting Division, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment, Morocco
  • Fethi Hanchi, Director General, National Agency for Energy Management (ANME), Tunisia

Moderator:

  • Moussa Adama, Manager at Power System Development, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Session 6: Botswana and Côte d’Ivoire (TBC)

15 December

12:00 – 13:30

Presentations:

  • Oagile Johannes Setlhare, Principal Energy Engineer, Department of Energy of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Botswana
  • TBC

Moderator:

  • AUDA-NEPAD

*Honorary titles omitted