MoU between ECN and BEIS for the Update of NECAL2050 Signed

Energy Commission of Nigeria on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for update of the Nigeria Energy Calculator 2050 (NECAL2050) in collaboration with the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Abuja.

The Nigeria Energy Calculator 2050 is an interactive computer-based Energy Planning tool that enables high level policy makers appreciate, at a glance, energy development pathways that are either climate friendly or otherwise. It was one of the tools used in the determination of Nigeria’s NDCs in its commitment to climate change mitigations under the Federal Ministry of Environment. The proposal to update the NECAL2050 under a new phase of UK Government’s International 2050 Calculator Programme will not only enhance the capacity and skills of the Nigerian Team members but will also make the tool more versatile for policy makers and enhance sustainable energy pathways in Nigeria.

The MoU signing ceremony was attended by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Catriona Laing; Hon. Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Sharon O. Ikeazor; Director General/CEO, ECN, Professor Eli Jidere Bala; Director Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Peter Tarfa; and other officials from the British High Commission in Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Environment and ECN.

Below are pictorial excerpts from the ceremony:

DG/CEO ECN Prof. E.J. Bala and Dr. Peter Tarfa, signing the MoU

From left: Hon. Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Environment Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, Dr. Peter Tarfa, Prof. Eli Bala and British High Commissioner to Nigeria Ms. Catriona Laing after the MoU was signed

From Left: Dr. A. S. Ahmed (ECN), Dr. Tarfa, Mrs.Ikeazor, Ms. Laing, Prof. Bala and Mrs. Inabong Abiola-Awe of FMEnv

Prof. Bala in a chat with British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms. Laing

ECN Management staff at the occasion in a group photograph with Ms. Catriona Laing, British High Commissioner to Nigeria; Dr. Ahmed (ECN), Hajia (Mrs) Ciroma-Zarma (ECN), Prof. Bala and Barr. A. Y Elamah (ECN)