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Planning & Economic Studies Section (PESS):
Capacity Building for Sustainable Energy Development

Capacity Building

training course

PESS offers assistance to Member States, particularly from developing regions, to improve their energy system analysis & planning capabilities. Assistance can include:

  • transferring modern planning methods, tools and databanks
  • training for model set-up and application, including eTraining
  • interpreting, synthesizing and applying model outputs to policy formulation
IAEA Tools Brochure

Summary descriptions of the PESS energy models

  • MAED: Model for Analysis of Energy Demand
  • WASP: Wien Automatic System Planning Package
  • ENPEP: Energy and Power Evaluation Program
  • FINPLAN: Model for Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans
  • MESSAGE: Model for Energy Supply Strategy Alternatives and their General Environmental Impacts
  • SIMPACTS: Simplified Approach for Estimating Impacts of Electricity Generation

Summary of the IAEA's capacity building mechanisms

For further information on TC projects, CRPs and Workshops & Training Courses, or to apply for assistance in your country, please contact:

Mr Ahmed Irej Jalal
Unit Head, Planning and Capacity Building Unit
Planning and Economic Studies Section
Department of Nuclear Energy
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 2600 22780
Fax: +43 1 26007 22778
Email: PESS.Contact-Point@iaea.org