Innovative Tools for Advancing Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Energy Planning in Asia

Event Date: 
March 29, 2016 - 10:00am







Stockholm Environment Institute’s (SEI) Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) System: Applications in Vietnam and Indonesia

Webinar Series: Innovative Tools for Advancing Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Energy Planning in Asia

Hosted by the Asia LEDS Partnership and Energy Working Group of the LEDS Global Partnership

Date: March 29, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM Indochina Time (ICT)

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LEAP, the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System, is a widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment developed at the Stockholm Environment Institute.  LEAP is an integrated modeling tool that can be used to track energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all sectors of an economy.  It can be used to account for both energy sector and non-energy sector greenhouse gas emission sources and sinks, as well as to analyze emissions of local and regional air pollutants.

There is much recognition among policymakers and practitioners in Asia of LEAP as an available and proven energy planning tool. LEAP offers a high degree of flexibility and customizability to a user's context, while remaining user-friendly in terms of data requirements for use. While there is relatively high awareness of LEAP already, there are opportunities to increase or expand its usage in new, relevant ways.

This webinar will include an overview and demonstration of the latest features in LEAP by the tool's developer. Participants will also learn about two cases in which LEAP has been applied for different purposes in Asia:

  • Vietnam – To support development of the country's intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) submitted leading up to the 21st United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris in 2015.
  • Indonesia – To support baseline GHG emission calculation at the sub-national level for the energy sector, and In support of the national energy planning process.


Dr. Charlie Heaps | Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Charlie is the developer of LEAP, a leading energy and environmental planning tool used in hundreds of organizations and dozens of countries worldwide. For about 20 years, Charlie has worked around the world conducting workshops, undertaking energy studies and providing training and assistance to users of LEAP. He also manages COMMEND, a web-based community for energy planners in developing countries. Charlie has developed a range of other software tools and websites for energy and environmental planning, including WEAP (a spreadsheet-based tool for integrated water resources planning) that can link seamlessly with LEAP.

Mr. Nguyen Minh Bao | Senior Expert, Institute of Energy, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen Minh Bao is a Senior Researcher of Center for Renewable Energy, Institute of Energy and he has more than 10 year experience on using LEAP to deal with issues such as renewable, energy planning, environment and climate change, especially for development of GHG Mitigation Scenarios in energy sector for the Vietnam’s Second National Communication to the UNFCCC in 2010 and INDC submitted to the 21st UNFCCC Conference (COP 21) in Paris in 2015.

Mr. Saifuddin Suaib | Clean Energy Policy and Planning Analyst, USAID Indonesia Clean Energy Development

Saifuddin Suaib, also known as Cipu, is currently working as the LEDS Planning and Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) Specialist in USAID Indonesia Clean Energy Development (ICED) II. He started using LEAP in 2012 when he was assigned to assist the Indonesia’s Energy Working Group in developing the sub-national GHG baseline emissions for the whole provinces in Indonesia. Cipu and his team have completed the LEAP starter kits for the provincial government of Indonesia, as the basis for them in developing their provincial energy planning.

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