2024 International Energy Workshop

The 42nd edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Bonn, Germany US, on 26-28 June, 2024.

About the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
The International Energy Agency (IRENA) (www.irena.org) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. As a global platform for inclusive co-operation, IRENA is uniquely positioned to bring together policy makers and the scientific community, and will build on its experience as IEW host in 2015 (https://www.irena.org/iew ). The conference will be held in in the location of the IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn, Germany, on the banks of the Rhine River.

Call for Papers - The deadline for paper submission is February 1st, 2024
Researchers and practitioners from countries around the world are invited to submit original papers with new and innovative insights on long-term energy transitions, based on scientific as well as practical analysis of energy systems at global, transnational, national and subnational levels. As is customary for the IEW, papers should be quantitative, rigorous and demonstrate clear policy relevance.

A (non-exclusive) list of potential conference topics is:

• Reaching net-zero emissions and climate neutrality
• Role of renewable energy in the energy transition
• Role of hydrogen and synthetic fuels in the energy transition
•  Managing power system transitions – integration of variable renewable energy and power-to-X
• Sectoral pathways for the energy transition – transport, industry, and buildings
• Energy transition infrastructure – assessment of infrastructure to enable the energy transition, including electrical transmission, storage, EV charging, and hydrogen distribution
• Supply chain to enable the energy transition – critical materials, manufacturing capacity, and supply chain transformations
• Energy access and transition in developing countries
• Policies and market design for the energy transition
• Socio-economic analysis of the energy transition
• Assessing the impacts of emerging trends in the energy transition

    • Innovation and digitalization
    • Human Behavior
    • Energy security and geopolitical concerns
  • Climate resilience of energy systems
  • Utilization of scenarios by governments

  • Selected papers will be presented and discussed in thematic sessions, circulated during the meeting, and also posted on the meeting website.

    Submission of papers/long abstracts
    Full papers or long abstracts (minimum 1000 words) in .pdf format had to be submitted online
    HERE no later than February 1st, 2024

    Please note that paper selection has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Submissions that fully describe a complete analysis are generally more likely to be accepted than long abstracts. In particular, when submitting a long abstract, please ensure that the study and results are sufficiently described to allow comparison with full paper submissions. Each person can present only one selected paper, although multiple submissions and co-authorship are allowed. Please kindly complete one online form for each submission. Abstracts and presentations submitted by the authors will be available online after the event. Authors will have the option to opt out and choose not to publish the abstracts or presentations on the conference website.

    --> Download the call for paper in  pdf

    Program Committee

    The selection of submitted papers and long abstracts was directed and made by the IEW Program Committee, which includes, among others, the IEW co-directors and the 2024 local organisers:

    •  Geoffrey Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    •  Massimo Tavoni, RFF-CMCC European Instute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE)
    •  Bob van der Zwaan, TNO Energy Transition and University of Amsterdam (UvA)
    •  Asami Miketa (IRENA)

    Further Information

    For    further    information    please    contact: info@internationalenergyworkshop.orgg

    IEA-ETSAP meetings
    The IEA-ETSAP semi-annual workshop will be held on 24th and 25th June 2024, back-to-back with IEW 2024.
    More details will be available at
    www.iea-etsap.org, together with a separate registration form to the IEA-ETSAP events