An Introductory Session on Power Sector Planning Model for East African Countries (SPLAT-E model)

On October 3 2014, IRENA and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Sub-regional office for Eastern Africa held a one day workshop in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss power sector planning models for East African countries, their applications for energy planning, and energy planning states and gaps in the region. The workshop was held as a part of UNECA one-week technical training on energy planning, LEAP and contemporary planning approaches. 30 energy planning experts participated in the workshop, representing government institutions from 10 countries (Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) and three organizations (UNECA, United Nations Development Programme, Stockholm Environmental Institute).

During the workshop, IRENA’s energy planning tool SPLAT-E model was presented and its policy applications were discussed. The workshop concluded with a round table discussion on sustainable energy planning support framework. The discussion highlighted different capacity building needs across countries. UNECA and IRENA will develop suitable follow up actions based on the stated training needs and priorities.

A meeting concept note and agenda can be downloaded from here.