Programme

IRENA Event

Planning energy positive solutions

Part of IRENA‘s CEM Campaign “Long-term Energy Scenarios for the Clean Energy Transition”


For political and financial decision makers the expansion and decentralisation of actors and technologies in new clean energy landscapes can create uncertainty and pose significant challenges in coordination. Long-term energy scenario analysis – which explores socio-technical pathways over 20+ years – has traditionally been an invaluable tool in addressing such issues, but are today’s long-term energy scenarios up to the task of capturing transformational change?    

Drawing on the expertise of government planners, scenario developers, and attendees at G-STIC, the event will explore: 

  • What aspects of the relationship between centralised and new decentralised solutions are missing in current long-term scenarios of clean energy transitions to 2030-2050? 
  • How can the relationship between centralised and new decentralised solutions be better reflected in LTES?
  • How can long-term energy scenario development be harmonised among national and sub-national levels and stakeholders? Examples of good practice? After the expert panel, the audience will be invited to share their thoughts on the topics above in an open and dynamic discussion, which will contribute to the output of IRENA’s CEM LTES Campaign

Debate on Planning energy positive solutions
Part of IRENA‘s CEM Campaign “Long-term Energy Scenarios for the Clean Energy Transition”

Chair person: Dolf Gielen

For political and financial decision makers the expansion and decentralisation of actors and technologies in new clean energy landscapes can create uncertainty and pose significant challenges in coordination. Long-term energy scenario analysis – which explores socio-technical pathways over 20+ years – has traditionally been an invaluable tool in addressing such issues, but are today’s long-term energy scenarios up to the task of capturing transformational change?

Drawing on the expertise of government planners, scenario developers, and attendees at G-STIC, the event will explore:

  • - What aspects of the relationship between centralised and new decentralised solutions are missing in current long-term scenarios of clean energy transitions to 2030-2050?
  • - How can the relationship between centralised and new decentralised solutions be better reflected in LTES?
  • - How can long-term energy scenario development be harmonised among national and sub-national levels and stakeholders? Examples of good practice?

After the expert panel, the audience will be invited to share their thoughts on the topics above in an open and dynamic discussion, which will contribute to the output of IRENA’s CEM LTES Campaign.

13h30
Introductory remarks from the Chair

Director of the Innovation and Technology Center, IRENA

Dolf Gielen
13h45
Panel interventions

Panelists:
- Aisma Vitina (Special Advisor, Danish Energy Agency)
- Alec Waterhouse (Head of Modelling, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
- Pieter Boot (Head of Department, PBL Department, PBL Department of Climate, Air and Energy)
- Tom Howes, (Deputy Head - Economic analysis and financial instruments, European Commission)
- Tiina Koljonen (Research Team Leader, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
- Richard Roerhl (Sr Economic Affairs Officer, UN DESA)

- Felix Chr. Matthes (Re-search Coordinator for Energy and Climate Policy, Öko-Institut)

Dolf GielenAisma VitinaPieter BootAlec WaterhouseTiina KoljonenTom HowesRichard A. RoehrlFelix Chr. Matthes

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