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