Data Standards for Integrated Energy Planning
There is increasing recognition that integrated energy planning is key to achieving universal access, and that geospatial modelling provides a low-cost, dynamic and data-driven means of energy prioritization and planning. While this is an encouraging trend, the increasing use of geospatial least-cost modelling is also highlighting one of its key challenges: data gaps and data quality. To address this issue, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) hosted a workshop on improving and standardizing data used by governments and their partners for integrated energy planning.
The workshop was held in the form of a series of virtual consultative meetings around the following topics:
- Electrification Planning: Data Needs and Gaps
- Electrification Planning: Data Quality
- Clean Cooking Planning: The Role and Value of Geospatial, Integrated Planning
- Clean Cooking Planning: Data Needs, Gaps, and Quality
- Coordinating Electrification and Clean Cooking Planning
This outcome document synthesizes the discussions that took place over the five meetings.