Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) Initiative


The Long-Term Scenarios for the Energy Transition (LTES) initiative aims to promote the wider adoption and improved use of long-term model-based energy scenarios to support and accelerate the energy transition among CEM countries.

The LTES initiative focus is aligned to that of IRENA’s LTES Network. Since its inception in May 2018, several activities have been organized to promote an exchange of insights and compile best practices among members and partners. These include:

The initiative is co-led by the Danish and German governments and supported by additional country members and technical partners, while IRENA executes the initiative as the operating agent.


Participating technical institutions in the CEM LTES initiative are:

China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC); the International Energy Agency (IEA) and IEA Energy Technology Systems Assistance Programme (IEA–ETSAP); the US Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA)/National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC); China's State Grid Energy Research Institute (SGERI); and the World Energy Council (WEC).

For further information, please contact ltes@irena.org.