February 3, 2018

LEAP (Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System)- software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment.  LEAP is an integrated, scenario-based modeling tool that can be used to track energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all sectors of an economy. 
Possibility to create interpolations, step functions and various trend forecasts by entering data directly into LEAP, by importing or creating a link to an Excel spreadsheet. Ability to automatically generate results as standard energy balance reports, follow the standard format employed by the IEA and most national energy planning agencies. Sankey diagrams for visualization the energy balance flows for modelling area.

The SEI Energy Modeling team has created a set of national level "starter" data sets for LEAP. These data sets compile international data together in a consistent manner as a starting point from which developing country analysts can subsequently develop their own more detailed analyses. They are designed to combine historical energy balance data provided by the IEA with various other data sources such as emission factors from the IPCC, population projections from the United Nations, development indicators from the World Bank, non-energy sector GHG sources and sinks from the World Resources Institute and energy resource data from the World Energy Council.
Needs Addressed
• no energy modelling of future public sector energy trends has been undertaken at national level (art. 3)
• there isn't any programme to implement energy management systems in the public sector at national regional or local level (art. 8)
• insufficient information on training possibilities (art. 17)
• insufficient information on technical tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about technical tools (art. 17)
• absence of other tools supporting energy efficiency measures development (art. 17)
• absence of support organisations in your territory addressing energy efficiency matters (art. 17)
• support organisations have unsufficient competency and knowledge (art. 17)
• inadequate information on best energy efficiency practices (art. 17)
Validation/testing information
Dr. Charlie Heaps (charlie.heaps@sei-us.org)