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24 Jan 2023

SCENARIOS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION (Experience and good practices in Africa)

Energy Efficiency
Finance and Investment
Regulatory and Governance
Renewable Energy
Energy Transition

This report summarises the presentations and discussions held at the webinar series “Longterm energy scenarios (LTES) for Developing National Energy Transition Plans in Africa” (IRENA, 2022a), which took place between 29 November 2021 and 13 January 2022. The webinar series was hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with regional implementation partners including United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), GET.transform, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Ministry of Energy of Kenya and the African Union Commission.

This event was part of the activities conducted by IRENA’s LTES Network. The webinar series provided a platform to exchange knowledge and good practices in the development and use of LTES by the government sector for planning a clean energy transition in Africa. Nine countries participated in the series: Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa (represented by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Tunisia.

To complement the national presentations, the Mediterranean Transmission System Operator (Med-TSO), West African Power Pool (WAPP) and Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP) contributed, exhibiting their experiences at regional level. The webinars explore how these African countries are elaborating LTES to face the challenges associated with energy production, transport/transmission, distribution and consumption, considering that the future energy system tends to be more digitalised, decentralised and decarbonised.