Long-Term Energy Planning

Outlining sustainable development paths for power generation and demand

Long-Term Energy Planning represents the foundation for power system transformation ecosystem building. Technically sound and cost-effective plans help to avoid over- and underbuilding power plant capacity, create awareness about the renewable resource potential and mitigate the risk of investing into carbon-intensive infrastructure with the risk of creating future stranded assets. In light of fighting the COVID pandemic economic impacts, Long-Term Energy Scenarios (LTES) can further support green recovery policies making them a central tenet of the power sector and integrating public support into NDC planning and implementation.

GET.transform works with energy ministries, national and regional planning commissions, regulators as well as electric utility planning departments to advance the quantity and quality of power system expansion plans.

Locally owned and driven LTES processes are supported to provide the ability for a comparative analysis considering the impact of least-cost, low carbon, net-zero and business-as-usual development pathways, as well as increased energy efficiency, electrification, sector-coupling, local-content options as well as regional integration. Such analysis considers energy efficiency technology shifts and fuel switching to electricity in different economic end-use sectors, e.g. the use of green hydrogen in the industry sector or the increasing volume of electric vehicles in the transport sector. By putting these considerations into perspective, analyses of the conflicting and complementary objectives of economic policy and climate policy are provided to support political decision-making processes, thus facilitating a power system transformation that is technically, economically and environmentally sustainable.