The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) offers its fortnightly IRENA Insights programme of short, focused webinars which showcase key insights 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.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 11:00 – 11:40 CEST (There is no time difference between Central European Summer Time (CEST) and South African Standard Time)
"Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa"
Long-term energy planning is a fundamental instrument for governments in guiding energy transitions. Well managed energy planning process leads to a consensus-based long-term vision, supported by concrete scenarios and policy actions. That in turn gives investors a clear signal and sense of stability on policy directions, while allowing stakeholders to better prepare for the near-term milestones.
IRENA's Planning and Prospects for the Renewable Power in Africa series has been providing inputs to the energy planning process within African institutions, and power pools in particular. Recently published "Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa" is the fifth report in the series. It assessed the renewable power investment potential within the landscape of the regional power sector development through 2040 in Eastern and Southern African power pools. The analysis is IRENA's inputs to the Programme Infrastructure Development for Africa as well as to the Africa Continental Power Systems Master Plan, to which IRENA contribute as the modelling partner.
This webinar presents high-level insights from the report.
- Asami Miketa, Clean Energy Transition Scenarios and Network team, IRENA
- Tichakunda Simbini, Energy infrastructure Expert, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)