Planning Tools to Support Low Carbon Development | Session May 9, 2012


There is an ever-growing demand for analytical tools to help countries map out a path to sustainable growth. ESMAP has developed a number of tools to support low carbon development planning that are now being put into use in a wide variety of client countries.


This session allowed practitioners and ESMAP partners to see live demonstrations of these tools, which include EFFECT, a consensus-building tool for low carbon development scenarios and forecasting associated GHG emissions; MACTool, which lets users analyze the costs of abatement options using MAC curves, and TRACE, which assesses a city's energy efficiency against peers and help prioritize energy efficiency opportunities.


A new tool, META – the Model for Electricity Technology Assessment, which compares levelized costs for different electricity options while taking externalities into account – was also presented at the session. META is expected to be available in late 2012.


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Presentations from this session can be downloaded through the links below.


  • Overview of ESMAP’s Tools | Pedzi Makumbe, Energy Specialist, ESMAP
  • TRACE | Feng Liu, Senior Energy Specialist, ESMAP
  • MACTool | Andreas Mästle, Consultant
  • EFFECT | Pedzi Makumbe, Energy Specialist, ESMAP
  • META | Sameer Shukla, Senior Energy Specialist, ESMAP


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