This workshop series brings together experts from the private and public sectors, regulatory bodies, international institutions, academia, and research think-tanks to discuss the role of energy systems models in analyzing and formulating energy policies.
Topics are both technical and policy-relevant. Workshops in this series have focused on timely themes such as the role of government interventions in energy systems and economies; the complex interactions of coal markets; and the challenges and opportunities for integrating regional energy economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Insights from these workshops allow for an exchange of ideas and help develop a common understanding of what economic and policy questions models can answer, their limitations and strengths, and avenues for future collaboration in collecting data, implementing new methodological approaches, or developing scenarios to investigate. This is accomplished by fostering dialogue between both the creators and consumers of models in order to yield more valuable insights.