The 2050 Simulator is a tool that forecasts the evolution
of the Portuguese energy
sector from 2000 to 2050, according to the energy
policy options defined by the user.
By the year 2050 we will need to dramatically change the way we produce and consume our energy.
To mitigate irreversible impacts of climate change, it is critical to reach a pathway of greenhouse gas emissions
that limits global warming. In this context, the European Union is committed to reduce CO2 emissions, by 2050, to 20% of 1990 levels.
How close can you get to this target for Portugal ?
The objective of this exercise is to simultaneously optimize, for Portugal, three strategic axes that compete among themselves:
of GHG emissions: ideally to reach 20% of 1990 levels by 2050
of total cost of energy: energy
bill and power generation
of the difficulty level: of the adopted energy
- Primary energy
- Final energy
balance by fuel and sector
balance by technology and sector
- Electrification level
- CO2 emissions
and emission factor evolution
flows for 2020 and 2050
- Renewables share both in electricity
and final energy
- Difficulty level
indicator of the options made
This is a simplified model of the reality that only wants to convey, intuitively and pedagogically, the key variables of the energy
sector as well as how to achieve its decarbonization.
The results of this simulator should not, therefore, be understood as accurate estimates, nor necessarily represent EDP’s view on the energy
policies within the 2050 horizon.
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