Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 6
- Energy Scenario: Global Renewable Energy Atlas Response Leader: MINES ParisTech
Response Participants: IRENA - DLR - MASDAR - NREL - ECREEE
International Initiative Support: Global Renewable Energy Atlas (Lead by IRENA)
Point Of Contact : Lionel MENARD - MINES ParisTech
Kick-off Meeting March 28-29
NOAA Silver Spring MD, USA.
Scenario’s expected innovations
• Solidify and enhance the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure
(GSDI) for the prospection of Solar and Wind potentials
• Expand to new Renewable Energy Sources
– Geothermal, Bio-energy and Hydropower
• Provide a demonstrator for renewable energy potential
assessment. This demonstrator will focus on the ECOWAS
(Economic Community Of West African States) region using
ECREEE ( ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy
and Energy Efficiency) partners datasets.
Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) #1
Geospatial Data Catalog (
Enhance and solidify the Geospatial Data Catalog Capabilities
• Helper Apps
• GEOSS Data Core and GEOSS No Monetary Charge labels
• Provide guidance to data providers to Data Quality information in Metadata
• Work with Data Sharing WG, DAB and GWP to ensure Metadata consistency
Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) #2
WebGIS Client (
• Develop Tools for evaluating Solar and Wind potentials (WPS)
Data Providers Network
• 26 additional countries joined the Global Atlas IRENA initiative, bringing
the total to 39.
• The participating countries are:
Albania, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Germany,
Grenada, Honduras, India, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia,
Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles,
South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE, Uganda, UK, Uruguay,
USA, and Yemen.
• Need to contact, evaluate, guide and integrate resources from the
participating countries into the GSDI
• Enforce new participating countries resources to be compatible with
GEOSS recommendations on interoperability.
Renewable Energy Potential Assessment Scenario
Use case: ECOWAS Region
User’s concerns for
developing RE
Need to know about available
resources, socio-economic data
and policy information to analyze
the technical and economic
Potentials can be used to create
• scenarios of technology deployment,
• strategies for market development
• and political and financial instruments
Issues tackled in the Global Renewable Energy Atlas
Targeted users: Policy planners, Decision makers, consulting companies
• Develop a comprehensive information platform on the potential of
renewable energy
• Provides resource maps from leading technical institutes worldwide
• Develop tools for evaluating the technical potential of renewable energies
• Function as a catalyst for policy development and energy planning, and
support investors in entering renewable energy markets.
• Develop a scenario for energy potential assessment providing maps of
opportunity areas on the ECOWAS region
Work Plan
• March - December: Contact participating countries
and integrate resources
• July: Finalize the ECREEE energy potential
assessment scenario definition
• December: Finalize the WebGIS Client, Catalog and
potential assessment tool
– Clients ready for testing
– Scenario ready to run
– Demo capture