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The UK and Nigeria today signed an agreement to implement the 2050 Pathways Calculator in Nigeria.
The 2050 Calculator is a modelling tool which allows users to look at the potential effects of different scenarios for energy supply and demand within a country over the next forty years. It can be used to create a wide range of model scenarios for energy supply and demand, and look at what effect each one has on different long term goals (such as improving energy security, matching supply and demand, or reducing greenhouse gas emissions).
British High Commissioner Dr. Andrew Pocock said at the signing:
The 2050 Calculator will provide valuable evidence, which the Nigerian government and members of the public alike will be able to use, to better understand how Nigeria might meet its future energy needs. I’m very pleased that the UK and Nigeria are able to work together on such an important project.
Now that the agreement has been signed, the Energy Commission of Nigeria will work with the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change to collect and process the data which will form the backbone of the Calculator. The Calculator should be ready in one year’s time, when it will be made fully publicly available online.