Asami Miketa is a Senior Programme Officer with the Innovation and Technology Center (IITC) at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Germany. Since 2012, she has been leading a program to support long-term energy planning activities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Key components in the program include the development of African power pools models, provision of training seminars to government officials, development of regional renewable roadmaps, and modelling variable renewable energy for policymaking. She is also leading IRENA’s work on Long-term Energy scenarios for Clean Energy Transition under Clean Energy Ministerial. Another area of her work includes long-term capacity expansion planning with a higher share of variable renewable energy.
Asami received her PhD from Keio University in Japan in 2002, while she worked as a research scholar with the Energy Program at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. In 2005, she joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).