Nigeria launches updated 2050 energy calculator
The Energy Commission of Nigeria, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Environment, and the British High Commission have launched an updated version of the Nigeria Energy Calculator 2050 (NECAL2050), a device designed to assist industries and the energy sector set CO2 reduction targets and to identify solutions to support Nigeria’s National Determined Contributions (NDCs) climate commitments with the aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2060.
Launched on March 21, 2022, in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja, the updated version of the NECAL2050 – with the first version having been introduced to Nigeria in 2013 – is expected to be used to form part of Nigeria’s national energy planning tools for the country’s Nigeria Vision 2050 development plan.
The first of its kind in Africa, the NECAL2050 was delivered under the UK Government International 2050 Calculator program to reflect modern policies, supply and demand of energy, and propositional scenarios for greenhouse gas emissions from 2015 to 2050. The update was funded by the UK’s International Climate Finance program, and was led by global development consultancy firm, Mott MacDonald, and a consortium comprising the UK’s Imperial College; climate research center, Climact; and global environmental consultancy company, Ricardo.