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    • West African Power Pool: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy

      This report examines various scenarios for accelerated renewable energy uptake, based on a modelling tool developed by IRENA and tested with assistance from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Africa Power Sector: Planning and Prospects for Renewable Energy (synthesis report)

      The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has conducted quantitative assessments of the prospects for renewable energy deployment in Africa’s five regional power pools. This synthesis report summaries the findings of those five regional power studies, adding a consolidated outlook for the continent. The report also explains the energy-modelling approach employed and suggests the way forward for promoting renewable energy in Africa.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • A World of Renewables

      The Global Atlas for Renewable Energy (Global Atlas) aims to close the gap between countries with access to the datasets, expertise and financial support to evaluate their renewable energy potential, and those lacking such elements. As of January 2015, a total of 67 countries and more than 50 institutes and partners were contributing to the initiative, which is coordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

      Publications Reports Data Energy models and tools Planning
    • Towards 100% renewable energy: Utilities in transition

      This white paper, developed by the IRENA Coalition for Action, explores the role of energy utilities in the energy transition and outlines the achievements and implementation strategies of national, regional and local utilities switching to 100% renewable energy. The paper also includes an updated global mapping of national and sub-national 100% renewable energy targets.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Power system flexibility Planning Energy transition in end uses Policy Coalition for Action
    • Evaluating Renewable Energy Policy: A Review of Criteria and Indicators for Assessment

      This policy paper, presented by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), investigates indicators used to evaluate renewable energy deployment policies. Focusing on effectiveness, efficiency, equity and institutional feasibility, it analyzes the literature associated with these four key success criteria in depth, with a specific focus on lower income countries.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning
    • Planning and prospects for renewable power: North Africa

      This report shows the importance of regional coordination in long-term planning, by showcasing collective opportunities for North African countries to diversify their electricity generation mixes and reduce their reliance on fossil fuel resources by 2040.

      Publications Reports Planning Long term energy planning
    • 张家口能源转型战略2050

      The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

      Publications Reports Targets & NDCs Policy Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Long term energy planning Planning Renewable energy for cities Policy
    • Zhangjiakou Energy Transformation Strategy 2050

      The municipal authorities for Zhangjiakou City, in co-operation with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and IRENA, have adopted an ambitious 30-year roadmap to phase out coal-fired power generation and scale up solar and wind power instead.

      Publications Reports Targets & NDCs Policy Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Long term energy planning Planning Renewable energy for cities Policy
    • Long-term energy scenarios: First-year campaign findings

      A collaborative campaign, launched at the 9th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in May 2018 and co-ordinated by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), calls for wider adoption and improved use of model-based LTES. This brochure highlights findings from the first-year of the LTES campaign.

      Publications Reports Long-term Energy Scenarios Network (LTES Network) Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Thailand power system flexibility assessment

      A FlexTool study on Thailand's power system suggests cost-efficient investment options and provides a sensitivity analysis to find ways to reach high shares of renewables.   

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Energy models and tools Planning
    • Demand-side flexibility for power sector transformation

      Power systems need to be increasingly flexible to accommodate rising solar and wind shares. This brief examines the uses of demand-side flexibility, outlines solutions to achieve these, and highlights examples in actual power systems.

      Publications Reports Power system flexibility Planning Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy
    • Panama power system flexibility assessment

      Panama engaged with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to carry out a flexibility analysis for the power system considering a high penetration of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE).

      Publications Reports Power system flexibility Planning Energy models and tools Planning
    • Planning and prospects for renewable power: Eastern and Southern Africa

      East and Southern African countries possess vast potential for renewable energy development. This report assesses the prospects for the power sector in the countries of the ACEC through 2040.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning Energy models and tools Planning Power system operation Planning Targets & NDCs Policy
    • Utility-scale Solar and Wind Areas: Burkina Faso

      This study seeks to map suitable areas in Burkina Faso for deploying utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power projects.

      Publications Reports Solar energy Technology Wind energy Technology Long term energy planning Planning
    • Renewables Readiness Assessment: Paraguay

      This report examines Paraguay’s energy institutions and their governance, long-term energy planning practices, and the socio-economic benefits of promoting renewable and low-carbon technologies in the end-use sectors.

      Publications Reports Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Long term energy planning Planning Targets & NDCs Policy Macro-economic benefits Socio-economic impact Energy efficiency Technology Energy transition in end uses Policy
    • Insights on planning for power system regulators

      This report identifies useful regulatory practices for the era of rapidly improving renewable energy technologies. It draws key insights from experiences with integrated resource planning (IRP) in South Africa and the US.

      Publications Reports Long term energy planning Planning
    • Renewable Energy Prospects for the European Union

      This REmap study, prepared in co-operation with the European Commission,  identifies cost-effective renewable energy options for all EU Member States, spanning a wide range of sectors and technologies.

      Publications Reports Renewable Energy Roadmap (ReMap) Regional Long term energy planning Planning
    • Uruguay power system flexibility assessment

      Uruguay engaged with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to explore the use of IRENA’s FlexTool methodology and see how this methodology could fit into the country’s planning process.

      Publications Reports Power system flexibility Planning
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