Keynote Speaker

  • Date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Time: 10:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Organizer: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • Theme: Energy access and efficiency
  • Perspective: Developing countries
  • Language: english
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All SD-Learning courses will be held at Room T-7 at the Major Groups/Side events pavilion at the RioCentro Convention Center. More information can be found at our Logistics page.

Energy Planning

Access to affordable energy is crucial for the implementation of development goals including the Millennium Development Goals (MSGs). In turn, decisions on energy choices have considerable influence on the socio-economic development in a country or region. An inappropriate combination of energy choices or an exclusive focus on supply without due regard of demand side issues and efficiency can cause major stresses and challenges of social, economic or environmental nature and may compromise progress towards achieving the sustainable development goals. Designing balanced demand and supply energy strategies that would ensure compatibility with sustainability requires a comprehensive assessment of all the energy options by taking into account their technical, economic and environmental aspects and evaluation of trade-offs between the conflicting factors. Expertise to undertake such an exercise is often lacking in developing countries. This training course will help bridge that gap and will contribute to capacity building in developing countries for comprehensive energy system planning. It is intended for enhancing the skills of energy analysts/planners in developing countries to identify and assess the linkages between energy choices and sustainable development, evaluate and compare energy options in term of their technical, economic and environmental aspects and design alternative energy strategies and assess their consequences for sustainable development.


Energy is essential to all human activ


The main objective of the course is to introduce an analytical framework that helps design alternative energy strategies


The course will consist of lectures, hands-on work sessions and Q&A discussion sessions. The course will introduce (i) methodological as well as practical aspects of energy planning, and (ii) techno-economic and environmental comparison


The cour


The course will strengthen the capabilities of energy analysts

Keynote Speaker
Mr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director General of UNIDO

Mr. Kandeh K. Yumkella has been serving as Director-General of UNIDO since 2005 having previously worked in various high

Instructor 1
H-Holger ROGNER (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA))
Dr. Rogner received his
Instructor 2
Alan McDonald (International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA))
Alan McDonald is Head, Programme Coordination Group, Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atom
Instructor 3
Mark Howells (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Mark Howells is Professor in Energy Systems Analysis at KTH. The field of research coversenergy systems analysis, methodological development and modelling of energy systems inglobal and regional perspectives with the
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