Data Standards for Integrated Energy Planning

Background Document
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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.