Geneva, 18 September, 2023
To meet the objectives of the Paris agreement, energy systems will need to undergo a profound transformation and become fully resilient, finding the right balance between the three pillars of resiliency (as defined in UNECE’s publication “Building Resilient Energy Systems”): energy security, affordability and environmental sustainability.
To ease this process and facilitate policy decision-making towards this complex endeavor, UNECE and other organizations, including the European Investment Bank, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Energy Agency, the International Telecommunication Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the World Meteorological Organization, and the World Bank have provided knowledge input for an AI-powered platform that will offer a real-time interactive compendium of information and data resources on the resilience of energy systems. This work will be performed in collaboration with a team from the University of Zürich led by Professor Markus Leippold.
The Platform will equip policymakers with a cutting-edge tool that will inform policy decisions by facilitating knowledge management and dissemination capabilities. The Platform is also meant to help identify technology and policy breakthroughs and mobilize financial flows for resilience.
“Thanks to recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, we plan to implement an AI-powered tool to support effective policy- and decision-making. It will be based on the adaptation of Large Language Models to the specificities of the energy sector and would adopt a specific natural language processing protocol to answer questions on policy and technology options for resilient energy systems”, highlights Dario Liguti, Director of UNECE’s Sustainable Energy Division.
Information and data sources will be vetted by an Editorial Board composed of experts from participating organizations. Other partners will be invited to join the initiative in the future.