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Trainings and Workshop
International Transition reports
Electricity market design
Renewable energy auctions
Feed-in-tariffs and PPAs
Self-consumption policies and Net Metering
Rural electrification and energy access
Co-Benefits of Renewable Energy Deployment
Regulation of PV-Battery Units for Self-Consumption in Germany
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH coordinated a project that analysed options for regulating non-incentivised PV-battery systems in the German electricity market.
Auction design for wind energy in Vietnam
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH assisted policymakers in Vietnam in designing an auction-based procurement mechanism for wind energy.
Co-Benefits of renewables deployment in South Africa, India, Turkey and Vietnam
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH assists policymakers in South Africa, India, Vietnam and Turkey in assessing and quantifying co-benefits related to the deployment of renewable energies in the electricity sector.
Webinar on Energy Access Planning
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH offered a webinar on energy access planning in the light of the SE4All targets. This webinar addressed critical points in decision-making for planning electrification strategies.
Sustainable Cooking in Developing Countries
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH and E3 Analytics developed a comprehensive report evaluating the potential opportunities and innovative technologies to transition away from the reliance on wood and charcoal and to meet cooking needs in developing countries around the world.
Identifying Mini-Grid Policy Gaps
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH assisted policymakers in several African countries to assess policy gaps in their existing mini-grid regulation.
Net Metering design for Residential Customers in Malaysia
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH advised policymakers in Malaysia on the implementation of net metering for residential self-consumption.
Net Metering for Commercial Customers in Mauritius
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH advised policymakers and utilities in Mauritius on net metering for commercial customers. The project consisted of an analysis of the existing net metering design for medium-scale distributed generation (MSDG).
Industrial Self-Consumption in Tunisia
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH advised the cement sector in Tunisia on opportunities for industrial-scale self-consumption based on renewable energy sources.
PV Self-Consumption in the Commercial Sector
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH contributed to a report analysing the effects of a large uptake of non-incentivised commercial PV (RE-PROSUMERS) on behalf of IEA-RETD.
PV Self-consumption policies for residential customers
Dr. Jacobs was contributing author to a report analysing the effects of a large uptake of non-incentivised residential PV (RE-PROSUMERS) on behalf of IEA-RETD.
Webinar on best practice auction design
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH provided a webinar on “Lessons Learned from Auction Design for Renewable Electricity”.
CHP Auction Design in Germany
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH coordinated a project to analyse and implement auction design for Combined-Heat-and-Power (CHP) plants in Germany.
Renewable Energy Auction Design in Turkey
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH advised policymakers in Turkey on the potential implementation and design of renewable energy auctions.
Review of Feed-in Tariff Legislation in Bhutan
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH assisted the Kingdom of Bhutan in reviewing and improving a draft feed-in tariff policy.
Feed-in tariff design analysis in Latin America
Dr. David Jacobs co-authored a report examining renewable energy policies in Latin American and Caribbean countries, with special attention paid to feed-in tariffs.
Law drafter’s guide for feed-in tariffs
Dr. Jacobs co-authored a feed-in tariff law drafter’s guide for the United Nations Environment Programme.
Auction Design for Variable Renewables in Latin America
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH assisted a country in Latin American in assessing and implementing an auction based procurement mechanism for wind energy and solar PV.
Co-Benefit assessment of biomass deployment in Indonesia
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH co-authored a report on biomass deployment in Indonesia and its effects on socio-economic benefits.
Feed-in tariff calculation in Ghana
Dr. Jacobs was project lead for a World Bank consulting project in Ghana.
Feed-in tariff design for Saudi Arabia
Dr. Jacobs was heading an international team of consultant in a project that supported the development of a policy framework for the promotion of renewable electricity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Webinar on electricity markets with high shares of wind and PV
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH conducted a webinar on the emerging design of electricity markets, discussing key pillars for the integration of high shares of wind and PV.
Electricity market design for increasing shares of distributed generation (Ontario, Canada)
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH provided an analysis of future drivers and trends affecting the development of the electricity and energy sector in Ontario, Canada.
Electricity Markets with High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy Sources (Germany)
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH supported the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) with the implementation of the electricity market law “2.0” (EnWG).
Drivers of Transformative Change -Empirical evidence from the German Energiewende
IET- International Energy Transition GmbH contributed to an international analysis of policy options for the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for transformational change in developing countries by UNEP/DTU.
Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) in Germany
Dr. David Jacobs examined investment conditions in Germany for the RISE project set up by the World Bank Group/IFC.
Understanding the German Energiewende
IET - International Energy Transition GmbH contributed to a report titled “Understanding the Energiewende – Frequently asked questions on the ongoing transition of the German electricity system” commissioned and published by Agora Energiewende.
Next Generation Renewable Energy Policies
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH co-authored a report titled “The Next Generation of Renewable Electricity Policy“.
Renewable energy deployment in Africa
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH co-authored a report titled “The future of African energy supply”, focusing on targets and opportunities for renewable energy technologies in Africa.
Policies for low-cost renewables
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH led a team of international researchers in an IEA-RETD project titled “Transitioning to policy frameworks for cost-competitive renewables (RE-TRANSITION)”.
University lecturer for energy policy
From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Jacobs was lecturer for Master and PhD Students at the Freie Universität and at the University of Applied Sciences HTW in Berlin.
Renewable energy policy workshop in Azerbaijan
Dr. Jacobs delivered a 2-day workshop on the creation of a legal framework for the promotion of renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan.
Feed-in tariff workshop in Nigeria
Dr. Jacobs conducted a 3-day technical assistance workshop in Abuja (Nigeria).
Training for GIZ staff on renewable energy support frameworks
Dr. David Jacobs trained staff from the German development agency GIZ on support mechanisms for renewable energy technologies.
Renewable Energy Policy Workshop in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Jacobs delivered a two-day capacity building and knowledge-transfer workshop on renewable energy policy design in Saudi Arabia, coveringa a variety of support mechanisms and their implications.
IRENA workshops on spatial planning and RE policies
Dr. Jacobs executed three distinct 2-day IRENA training workshops for high level policymakers in East Africa (Tanzania), MENA region (Egypt) and LAC region (Peru) as a means to introduce relevant IRENA tools, methods, and initiatives to them.
Tariff calculation training for policymakers from Ghana
Dr. Jacobs executed a 4-day capacity building workshop on feed-in tariff rate calculation for policy makers and regulators in Ghana. The workshop, which was part of a World Bank project, discussed and assessed various feed-in tariff calculation methodologies.
Online training course for renewable energy policies
IET – International Energy Transition GmbH developed material for an online training course on “Support Mechanisms for Renewable Energy” on behalf of RENAC. The online course covered all major renewable energy support schemes, including net metering, feed-in tariffs, auctions, tradable green certificate mechanisms, and fiscal incentives.
IRENA training for policy makers in ECOWAS countries
Dr. David Jacobs co-conducted a one week IRENA training workshop for policy makers, regulators and public utilities from five ECOWAS countries (Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal).