IRENA insights - new webinar series gives insights into IRENA’s work

19 December 2019


 

 

As a key part of its broad portfolio of support to its 160 member countries and international community, IRENA provides cutting-edge information on renewable energy technologies and innovations, pathways and socioeconomic footprints of the global energy transformation and knowledge on how to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy on the ground. IRENA’s programmatic teams stay abreast of the latest developments and translate them into practical, policy-friendly advice and tools for countries. 

The new fortnightly #IRENAinsights programme of short, focused webinars will showcase key insight from teams across the Agency. Every other week, presenters from one of IRENA’s teams – either alone or together with invited guests – will share key findings from their latest programmatic work, provide focused insights into opportunities, trends, best practices and innovative solutions to address various challenges, signpost further sources of more in-depth information and provide an opportunity to engage with IRENA’s experts through Q&A sessions. The initial webinars will focus on IRENA’s technology-related work.

Recordings of webinars will be available below together with the presentation slides.

Past webinar :

Tuesday, 7 January 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 CET

“Wind and Solar PV – what we need by 2050”

The IRENA’s REmap (Renewable Energy Roadmaps) team provides a range of insights on possible paths for the energy transformation and for meeting key climate goals by 2050. Their analysis spans multiple geographical areas, sectors and topics through global, regional and country energy outlooks, roadmaps and energy plans.

Featured speakers:

  • Elisa Asmelash, REmap team
  • Gayathri Prakash, REmap team
  • Maisarah Kadir, REmap team

 

Presentation slides can be accessed here.

 

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 CET

“Electric Vehicles: how smartly should we charge them?”

The IRENA’s Innovation team assists member countries in accessing insights and experience from around the world to better support technology-driven innovation in their country and effectively apply innovative solutions in their energy systems.

Featured speakers:

  • Arina Anisie, Renewable Energy Innovation team
  • Francisco Boshell, Team lead, Renewable Energy Technology, Standards and Markets

 

Presentation slides can be accessed here.

 

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 CET

“Where is renewable energy innovation heading? – What patents data can tell us.”

The IRENA’s Quality and Standards team, within the Innovation team, supports the implementation of reliable renewable energy systems and their global market growth by providing expert advice and guidance on quality control and technical standardisation.

Featured speakers:

  • Alessandra Salgado, Renewable Energy Innovation
  • Francisco Boshell, Team lead, Renewable Energy Technology, Standards and Markets

 

Presentation slides can be accessed here.

 

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 CET

“Grid Stability with High Share of Renewables - Transforming Small Island Power Systems”

The IRENA’s Grid Integration team supports member countries by conducting grid studies, supporting capacity building, and providing advisory on grid planning and operation to assure that connecting intermittent renewable energy onto the grid guarantees stable and reliable power systems.

Featured speaker:

  • Gayathri Nair, Renewable Energy Grid Integration team
 
 
Presentation slides can be accessed here.

 

Webinar planner:

 

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 CET

“Planning for the renewable future: improving use and development of long-term energy scenarios”

The IRENA’s Planning for the Global Energy Transition team works to improve renewable energy representation in global and regional scenarios, and in national energy masterplans.

Featured speakers:

  • Pablo Carvajal, Planning for the Global Energy Transition team
  • Bilal Hussain, Planning for the Global Energy Transition team
Please follow the link to register.

 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 10:00 – 10:30 CET

”Innovations for 100% renewable power: a systemic approach”

The IRENA’s Innovation team assists member countries in accessing insights and experience from around the world to better support technology-driven innovation in their country and effectively apply innovative solutions in their energy systems. 

Featured speakers:

  • Arina Anisie, Renewable Energy Innovation team
  • Elena Ocenic,Renewable Energy Innovation team
Please follow the link to register.