Laying the ground for energy alternatives, Published by LEDS-EEP, on July 17, 2017
On July 10-11, 2017, Kyiv welcomed a contingent of 15 LEDS-EEP members from Albania, Georgia, Moldova and different parts of Ukraine. They joined other 40 energy planning practitioners and energy-modelling experts from Ukrainian municipalities, associations and international institutions to participate in the “Workshop on Tools and Methodologies for Municipal Sustainable Energy Planning”.
The capacity-building event was organised by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and the Institute for Economics and Forecasting of Ukraine (IEF) in the framework of the REC project “Local Initiatives for Sustainable Ukraine (LINK)”, which is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment.
The focus of the two-day event was on improving the capacities of Ukrainian municipalities and international energy experts in using energy planning tools for sustainable energy planning and on enabling a smooth transition to a low carbon economy.
Workshop sessions were devoted to the following themes:
- Energy sector planning in cities: Objectives and challenges
- Energy sector planning in cities: How to start and key steps
- Energy modelling approaches and tools
- Selected energy modelling tools
- Availability of data for municipal energy modelling
- Parallel sessions for beginners on energy planning, and for advanced users of modelling tools
- Challenges and opportunities for using energy tools for supporting urban communities with low carbon transition
Alexander Ochs, managing director of SD Strategies and chair of the LEDS-GP Energy Working Group, introduced the participants to the LEDS-GP Energy Toolkit 2.0, while providing an overview of leading instruments and methodologies for sustainable energy planning. Charles Heaps, senior scientist at SEI-US, spoke about long-range energy alternatives planning Systems (LEAPS), while modelling experts from E4SMA, Rocco de Miglio and Alessandro Chiodi talked about integrated planning frameworks for the development of sustainable and resilient cities through the EU FP7 InSmart project.
Full access to all the presentations can be found below.
Presentations: Day 1 (ZIP archive, 210Mb)
Presentations: Day 2 (ZIP archive, 53Mb)
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