About the Conference

The 34th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi on June 3  5, 2015.

The IEW is a leading conference for the international energy modelling community. In a world of environmental and economic constraints, energy modelling is an increasingly important tool for addressing the complexity of energy planning and policy making. IEW provides a venue for scholars and researchers to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments, and to observe new trends in global energy production and consumption.

For the first time in its 34-year history the IEW will be hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and, in doing so, the IEW community seeks to strengthen its engagement in the MENA region. Many in the IEW community would gain first-hand experience with the UAEs dynamic and innovative economic development and high aspiration for renewable industry development.

The IEW features plenary sessions (mornings) and parallel sessions (afternoons). This years plenary sessions feature three key themes and nine keynote speakers. During the parallel sessions about 100 papers will be presented. The call for papers was closed on February 1st, 2015.

The selected papers cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, climate change mitigation and adaptation, economics of renewable energy sources, co-linkages of climate, air pollution and energy security, energy and economic growth in emerging economies, and energy poverty alleviation

The 34th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi on June 3  5, 2015.

The IEW is a leading conference for the international energy modelling community. In a world of environmental and economic constraints, energy modelling is an increasingly important tool for addressing the complexity of energy planning and policy making. IEW provides a venue for scholars and researchers to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments, and to observe new trends in global energy production and consumption.

For the first time in its 34-year history the IEW will be hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and, in doing so, the IEW community seeks to strengthen its engagement in the MENA region. Many in the IEW community would gain first-hand experience with the UAEs dynamic and innovative economic development and high aspiration for renewable industry development.

The IEW features plenary sessions (mornings) and parallel sessions (afternoons). This years plenary sessions feature three key themes and nine keynote speakers. During the parallel sessions about 100 papers will be presented. The call for papers was closed on February 1st, 2015.

The selected papers cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, climate change mitigation and adaptation, economics of renewable energy sources, co-linkages of climate, air pollution and energy security, energy and economic growth in emerging economies, and energy poverty alleviation

Programme Committee

The IEW Programme Committee includes, among others, the IEWs co-directors and 2015 co-organisers:

  • Geoffrey Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Massimo Tavoni, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  • Bob van der Zwaan, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
  • Sgouris Sgouridis, Masdar Institute (MI)
  • Rabia Ferroukhi, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Dolf Gielen, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Asami Miketa, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)