A successful transformation of the electricity sector is pivotal to the prospects for economic development, energy security and energy transitions: this session will examine how today’s crisis has accelerated some aspects of this change, while also revealing some potential vulnerabilities.
- Brent Wanner
- Yasmine Arsalane
- Tim Goodson
- Dr. Doug Arent, Executive Director, Strategic Public Private Partnerships, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States
- Karthik Ganesan, Power Sector Lead, Council for Energy, Environment and Water, India
- Prof. Dr. Jochen Kreusel, Market Innovation Manager, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
The World Energy Outlook-2020 provides a comprehensive view of how the global energy system could develop in the coming decades. This year’s exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach, and the new Outlook explores in detail the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for the energy sector and the near-term actions that could accelerate clean energy transitions.
Following the release of the new Outlook, the IEA is hosting a series of live-streamed discussions on different aspects of the analysis, one each day at 2pm CET through the week beginning 16 November.
The discussions will cover the impacts of Covid-19, the outlooks for electricity and for fuels, the pathways to net zero emissions, and the investments that can accelerate clean energy transitions. In each case, an introductory presentation on the WEO-2020 from some of its lead authors will set the stage, followed by commentary and insights from invited expert panelists and a moderated discussion.