Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar eihp@eihp.hr

 

Last week, energy Institute hosted International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Workshop to Exchange Experience on Energy System Modelling for Planning.

A total of 16 experts from 13 countries (Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Ecuador, India, Republic of Korea, Lao P.D.R., Morocco, Philippines, Russian Federation, Senegal and USA) participated.

The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate the exchange of experiences among Member States regarding the use of the IAEA’s tools for energy planning and analysis, and to provide an opportunity to share relevant analytical tools that they have developed. The workshop focus was on methodological aspects of the tools and their relevance for the formulation of energy policy and strategies to promote sustainable development in the participating countries.

The workshop consisted of presentations by the participants and experts as well as group discussions. It covered:

  • major issues related to energy systems in the context of sustainable development
  • energy system modelling approaches and scenario designs for evaluating alternative energy strategies that take into account the techno-economic and environmental aspects of various energy option parameters
  • trade-offs for the possible integration of the national energy system with sub-regional and regional networks
  • the policy relevance of energy system analysis in Member States.

The emphasis was on modelling approaches for the evaluation of energy system infrastructure in relation to energy affordability, energy security, environmental and climate change impacts, with the help of the IAEA’s energy models or similar tools.

Hosts of the Workshop and presenters from EIHP were Mladen Zeljko, Ph.D. and Mr. Damir Pešut.