This workshop focused on the importance of understanding the need for power grids and the role civil society should play. REN21, in collaboration with the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), brought together experts from around the world (Latin America, USA, and Europe) to provide insights and examples on how civil society can participate in grid planning processes, which was followed by a constructive discussion. The recording of the workshop can be found here. This workshop helped not only to increase the global outreach of the PAC project, but also provided a forum to share knowledge and good practices to support and accelerate the global decarbonisation pathways of the power sector.
CAN Europe presented the design process of the PAC Scenario to the audience while RGI moderated a discussion on “Civil society input on grid planning”. The topics brought up in this event strongly complements the goals of another project run by RGI: “Sharing best practices beyond Europe”. Through this project, RGI aims at sharing knowledge and good practices from Europe with selected regions and countries around the world to support and accelerate the global decarbonisation pathways of the power sector by 2030. The project focuses specifically on increasing the knowledge and capacity of civil society organisations in Latin America, Southeast and East Asia, and South Africa, who are key players in the energy transition of their respective countries.
Many thanks to all the participants who contributed to the insightful discussions.