In partnership with the Central Africa Power Pool (CAPP), IRENA has delivered a six-month regional training on energy model analysis and planning to CAPP countries in 2021.
The programme has built and enhanced capacity for long-term energy planning in seven CAPP countries able to participate: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Rwanda. The participants include about 50 experts from the energy-planning offices at ministries, electric utilities and specialised agencies in those countries.
In this final presentation session, IRENA, the CAPP Secretariat, and country participants presented the work that has been done by country teams to develop long-term scenarios with IRENA’s System Planning Test (SPLAT) model framework for Central Africa, which allows national energy planners to assess the future energy mix from economic, technical and environmental perspectives.
The session invited high-level representatives from regional and international organisations involved in energy planning in the region, including: the African Development Bank, the Africa-EU Energy Partnership, the African Union Development Agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), and the World Bank.
Feedback and commentary from representatives highlighted opportunities for further regional collaboration on energy planning going forward, and will inform future IRENA capacity building programmes, including work with the Central African Power Pool to support their first regional masterplan.
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