21 – 22 March 2022 |Virtual
Building on IRENA’s project titled “Addressing Variable Renewable Energy in Long-Term Energy Planning (AVRIL)” and on the expertise gained through various discussions and sessions held under the AVRIL project, IRENA released its “Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies”. In this regard, a five-day regional workshop was held in Amman in April 2019, in co-operation with the LAS, the RCREEE and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to discuss the report findings and its relation to long-term energy/power sector planning with VRE in the context of the Arab region. This was the first workshop in the region to focus on planning and modelling for VRE.
Furthermore, in the context of the North African sub-region, and during the last 10 years, IRENA has been developing and maintaining power system models of five African power pools, separately configured for each country in each power pool. IRENA’s power system models for long-term capacity expansion planning – called SPLAT models – have been used as a basis of IRENA’s analytical report “Planning and Prospects for Renewable Power” series, while they are also used as a starter kit for national and regional capacity-building programmes.
This capacity building workshop was be realised as a two-day online workshop to achieve the two following objectives:
Closed event, by invitation only.