As countries look at low-carbon energy sources, the IAEA will help shape future energy needs

The Energy Demand Analysis (MID) model is one of the IAEA’s power modeling tools and is designed to help policy makers assess future energy needs based on medium and long-term conditions. (Photo M Welch / IAA)

The MAED approach does not easily estimate the total energy demand, but provides a detailed assessment of the composition. IAEA Energy Planner and Economist Manuel Welch said: “Using MAED, we are encouraged to go beyond the required amount of energy and explore how energy is used, what causes it, and what options are available.” “MAED allows us to consider a wide range of solutions, taking into account energy efficiency measures, behavioral and structural changes, and fuel modifications.

When asked for value related to lower-end power models such as MAAD, the Constantinople Institute of Cyprus offers lower-power models such as MAED, which provide an impossible technical representation option through top-down approaches. The ability to break down economic sectors into multiple sub-sectors allows for greater division of national economies in order to better understand the details.

This training course, which involved 37 professionals from 13 countries in Europe and Central Asia, was the first in a series of ongoing regional TC projects. The next energy planning course will take place in early 2021 and will focus on the role of energy supply as part of energy and climate strategies. The next course examines the role of electricity markets in the transition to low carbon sources.

“Finally, these courses are designed to assess and evaluate how low-carbon countries’ energy systems are designed,” said Christopher Henriich, IAEA Program Management Officer. “This knowledge provides a solid foundation for the implementation of climate change mitigation policies and is therefore important for defining countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement.

[1] RER2017, ‘Assessing the Role of Low Carbon Energy Technologies for Climate Change’

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