Renewables Readiness Assessment Expert Consultation Workshop

31 May – 01 June 2018 |Baku, Azerbaijan


The Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) Expert Consultation Workshop will bring together renewable energy stakeholders in Azerbaijan to discuss challenges and opportunities for the development of renewables in Azerbaijan. The outcomes of the discussions will provide substantive inputs for the preparations of the RRA report.

In light of the recent progress with renewable energy sector in Azerbaijan, State Agency on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources in cooperation with IRENA recently initiated the RRA process with a view to support the country’s efforts in strengthening the enabling environment for renewable energy deployment. The RRA aims to identify actions needed to overcome a country’s barriers to renewable energy deployment, with IRENA providing technical support and expertise to facilitate consultations among different national stakeholders. While the process helps to shape appropriate policy and regulatory choices, each country determines which renewable energy sources and technologies are most relevant for them. As part of this process, an Expert Consultation Workshop will jointly be organized by IRENA and the State Agency on 31 May – 1 June 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Workshop will bring together renewable energy stakeholders in Azerbaijan to discuss challenges and opportunities for the development of renewables in Azerbaijan. The outcomes of the discussions will provide substantive inputs for the preparations of the RRA report.A day prior to the workshop (on 30 May), IRENA delegation will arrange bilateral meetings with key stakeholders, including senior officials from the government of Azerbaijan and development partners, to discuss the status of renewables in the country, key challenges and opportunities, and to get feedback on the preliminary RRA findings (background and issues).