African nations use long-term scenarios and energy planning tools to inform national planning. When the right institutional framework is in place, countries can assess alternative pathways to ensure energy access for all, mainstream the use of large- and small-scale renewables, and advance toward a just and sustainable energy system, while building consensus on the desired energy future.
This report summarises the presentations and discussions held at the webinar series entitled: Long-Term Energy Scenarios (LTES) for Developing National Energy Transition Plans in Africa. It presents key findings and recommendations that are broadly relevant to African countries, as well as to stakeholders attempting to improve their planning processes across the world.
Good practices include the implementation of innovative approaches for the development and use of long-term energy scenarios, diversifying methods of communicating scenarios with the public, and progress in building and maintaining local energy planning units.
Report by the International Renewable Energy Agency