Trans-Regional Workshop on Solar Power Plants

This workshop, hosted by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and held back-to-back with Mexico’s International Renewable Energy Conference (MEXIREC), focussed on the knowledge and tools needed by policy makers to promote renewable energy for the energy system transformation. IRENA presented key findings of its report Planning for the Renewable Energy Future, which served as an input for further discussions on the importance of long-term planning, policy tools and stakeholder engagement. 

The workshop gave IRENA an opportunity to present its work to high-level stakeholders from government ministries, energy agencies, utilities and plant operators from the participating countries (Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Germany, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates), which led to a concrete dialogue on cooperation activities in the field.