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NDCs update December 2018

Renewable energy in national climate action

Updates to IRENA’s 2017 analysis of the renewable energy components of NDCs

  • December 2018
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  • Climate Change
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  • English

Evaluación de la Flexibilidad del Sistema Eléctrico de Panamá

Panamá ha colaborado con la Agencia Internacional de Energías Renovables (IRENA) para llevar acabo un análisis de flexibilidad del sistema eléctrico. El estudio con la herramienta FlexTool de IRENA para este país considera las implicaciones de una alta penetración de energía solar y eólica, o energía renovable...

  • December 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • Spanish
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  • Panama

Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa

Low-cost renewable energy, especially from solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, has become an increasingly important part of West Africa’s electricity supply. This report outlines three broad scenarios for the growth of renewables in the region’s power systems, particularly in relation to key national and regional targets.

  • November 2018
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  • Power
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  • English, French
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  • Benin, Cote D'Ivoire

Planification et perspectives pour les énergies renouvelables: Afrique de l’Ouest

Les énergies renouvelables à faible coût jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans l’offre d’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce rapport présente trois grands scénarios pour la croissance des énergies renouvelables dans les systèmes d’énergie de la région,...

  • November 2018
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  • Power
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  • French, English

Opportunities to accelerate national energy transitions through advanced deployment of renewables

While the shift to cleaner energy systems is evident across the Group of 20 (G20), it has specific features in each country. In every case, renewable energy plays a significant role.

  • November 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Off-grid for Energy Access
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  • English

Colombia power system flexibility assessment

Colombia engaged with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to assess the flexibility of the electricity mix proposed in their latest national expansion plan which pointed to VRE penetration exceeding IRENA’s Renewable Energy Roadmaps (REmap) estimates.

  • November 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Colombia

Power system flexibility for the energy transition

This report outlines a planning approach to boost flexibility, specifically to accommodate the largest possible shares of variable renewable (solar and wind) energy sources. 

  • November 2018
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  • Power, Energy Transition
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  • English

Flexibilidad del Sistema Eléctrico Para la Transición Energética

Este informe de la Agencia Internacional de Energías Renovables (IRENA) describe un método para potencial la flexibilidad del sistema eléctrico desde el punto de vista de la planificación, específicamente para acomodar la mayor participación posible de energía renovable variable (solar y eólica).

  • November 2018
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  • Energy Transition, Power
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  • Spanish

Uruguay power system flexibility assessment

Uruguay engaged with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to explore the use of IRENA’s FlexTool methodology and see how this methodology could fit into the country’s planning process.

  • November 2018
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Uruguay

Policies and regulations for renewable energy mini-grids

Countries have adopted varied approaches to mini-grid development, aiming to extend energy access to underserved communities. But existing regulations are often inadequate to make the best use of renewables.

  • October 2018
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Policy
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  • English
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  • Cambodia, Indonesia