Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) for municipal energy sector planning









(This webinar took place on 27 September 2017. To watch the recording and download the presentation, please click HERE).

LEAP is an integrated, scenario-based modelling tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment. It can be used to track energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all sectors of an economy, as well as to account for both energy sector and non-energy sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources and sinks.

Charles Heaps, Senior Scientist at SEI-US and developer of LEAP, will present how the municipal energy sector planning can benefit from the range of possibilities LEAP can bring, being a flexible and easy-to-use tool for diverse levels of user-expertise and from which models of different energy systems can be created.

In addition to tracking GHGs, LEAP can also be used to analyse emissions of local and regional air pollutants, and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) making it well-suited to studies of the climate co-benefits of local air pollution reduction.

The webinar will be held in English language, from 15:00 to 16:00 CET. Participation is for free and to register, please write an e-mail to tmorante@rec.org.

To join the webinar, please click HERE.


About the presenter:

Charles Heaps is a senior scientist in Stockholm Environment Institute’s (SEI) Climate and Energy Program. He also served as Centre Director from 2006 to 2014.

Charles is the developer of LEAP: The Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System developed at SEI, a leading energy and environmental planning tool used in hundreds of organizations and dozens of countries worldwide.

For about 20 years, Charles 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.

In addition to developing LEAP, Charles has developed a range of other software tools and websites for energy and environmental planning, including GreenTrips (a web-based tool for households to plan their transport emissions), and IDENTIFY (a spreadsheet-based tool for industrial climate mitigation project planning developed for UNIDO).

Charles has also been a major contributor to the development of other SEI software tools, including WEAP and PoleStar.