Long-term scenarios for sustainable energy security in Belarus

Project status: 
Energy Security and Sustainability Workshop, 12-18 February 2012, Lund, Sweden

This project supported by the ENVSEC initiative through Zoi Environmental Network aims to strengthen the capacity of Belarusian energy and environmental experts and decision-makers, particularly the Institute of Energy at the National Academy of Science (IE NAS) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, in developing sustainable long-term scenarios for the future of the national energy system. Such scenarios utilize the cutting-edge energy modeling techniques and knowledge on modern energy technologies developed within the Global Energy Assessment. The outcome of the scenarios is policy advice on choosing energy pathways which enhance national energy security in an environmentally sustainable way.

The project has provided IE NAS scientists with the possibility to use state of the art databases, models, and expertise for developing sustainable energy scenarios through linking them with leading European institutions in this area, particularly with Central European University (Hungary), Lund University (Sweden) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria).

The project has also functioned as a platform for knowledge and experience exchange to strengthen the capacity for sustainable energy transition in Belarus. Two workshops were organized within the project’s timeline: one in Belarus and one in Sweden.

Project milestones and deliverables

1) Workshop on Environmental Scenarios for the Development of Heat and Power Sector in Belarus, Minsk (Belarus), 1 July 2011
    List of participants
2) Study Visit Workshop on Energy Security and Sustainability, Sweden, 12-18 February 2012
    Workshop report (including the list of participants and workshop program)
    Workshop materials
    Workshop gallery




3) Report Environmental Scenarios for the Development of Heat and Power Sector in Belarus (available in Russian)

Academic Area(s): 
energy security
energy scenarios
sustainable energy systems
Principal Researcher: 
Aleh Cherp
Alexander Mikhalevich
Dzianis Rymko
Siarhei Nikitsin
Ivan Filiutsich
Yuliya Voytenko
Institute of Energy at the National Academy of Science of Belarus
Administrative Information
Funding body: 
Environment and Security Initiative through Zoi network
Feb, 2012 - Jul, 2012
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