The 2050 Calculator, which would allow users to look at the potential effects of different scenarios for energy supply and demand within a county over the next forty years, according to British High Commissioner, Dr Andrew Pocock, “is a modelling tool, which can be used to create a wide range of model scenarios for energy supply and demand, and would also 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.”
Pocock also stated that, “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.” The calculator would be made fully available to the public in a year’s time and would be handled by the Nigeria Energy Commission, in partnership with the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change.
The two departments are expected to collect and process the data which will form the backbone of the Calculator.
*Vera Samuel Anyagafu, Vanguard