Long-Term Energy Scenarios (LTES) Network

The world’s energy systems are facing profound changes. Innovations in the way energy is generated, distributed and consumed, together with pressing climate objectives outlined in the Paris Agreement are moving us towards a more digitalized, decentralized and decarbonised energy system. It is increasingly important for policy makers and investors to make strategic, forward-looking energy decisions that consider new trends and uncertainties across technology, market, and policy directions.

In this context, IRENA’s Long-Term Energy Scenarios (LTES) Network aims to provide a platform for national and regional energy scenario practitioners to share experience and expand the good practice in the use and development of long-term energy scenarios to guide the clean energy transition. It is built on the “Long-term energy scenarios for the clean energy transition” campaign, a time-bound campaign that IRENA has been running since 2018 under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Ministerial. 
The focus of the LTES Network includes:

  • Modelling methodologies: how to develop scenarios that feature key elements of the clean energy transition.
  • Governance Processes: how to better integrate clean energy transition scenarios into policymaking.
  • Building Capacities: how to enhance scenario planning capacity within governments.
The LTES Network offers members an opportunity to engage in IRENA’s strategic and programmatic activities in the field of energy scenario development and long-term energy planning. The activities under the LTES Network will include but are not limited to:

The International Forum on Long-term Energy Scenarios is the cornerstone of the LTES campaign, open to all the scenario practitioners from the government sector and those supporting it to discuss the challenges and solutions on the way scenarios are developed and used to strategically plan long-term energy policies within the ongoing clean energy transition. To read more about the Forum and access the recordings and the presentations, please go to the LTES Forum event page

Joining the network

Formal participation in the LTES Network is open to both government institutions that are responsible for the development of official government scenarios, as well as technical institutions that are supporting these governments in the process of development and use of scenarios. Please refer to the Terms of Reference of the network to learn about its context, strategic objectives, activities and membership criteria. 

For more information, please contact: ltes@irena.org.