EnerOutlook 2050

EnerOutlook is a free online interactive data software, allowing to browse data through intuitive maps and graphs, for a visual analysis of the expected long-term trends in the energy industry.
These can be viewed globally and by world region. The interface provides robust forecasts on energy supply and demand as well as information on fossil fuel prices, renewable energies and CO2 emissions.

This application is an excerpt of the complete EnerFuture global forecast service based on the POLES model.

Access projections:
  • On total primary and final consumption, with details for electricity and renewable energies;
  • On CO2 emissions;
  • On energy and climate indicators;
  • Covering the whole world with 7 regional groupings;
  • With a new tab for snapshots on specific countries;
  • Including data up to 2050.

Free data export in *.xls files for advanced analysis.

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The UK may need 30 GW of low carbon flexible capacity by 2030

According to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, developed by the UK government and the UK energy regulator Ofgem, the country may need around 30 GW of total low-carbon flexible capacity s (i.e. storage, demand side response and interconnection) in 2030, and 60 GW in 2050 to integrate higher levels of renewables. The 2050 capacity could consist of 15 GW of short-term storage, 15 GW of demand side response (DSR) and 27 GW of interconnection capacity (the remaining 3 GW would come from existing pumped-storage hydropower capacity), leading to the lowest system cost.


German electricity demand is expected to increase by 10% by 2030

Demand for electricity in Germany is forecasted to increase by 10% by 2030, according to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. This revision upwards from a previous forecast is due to a faster adoption of electric vehicles, with 14 million cars now expected on the road by 2030 up from a previous forecast of 10 million (+56 TWh between 2018 and 2030), the installation of about 6 million heat pumps in building (+35 TWh), the development of electricity consumed to produce hydrogen through electrolysers (+30 TWh) and the increasing demand of batteries manufacturing plants and data centres (+10 TWh). 


EDF revises upwards its French nuclear generation forecast for 2021

EDF has revised upward its nuclear power generation forecast for 2020 in France, from 330-360 TWh to around 345-365 TWh (+3% to 6%). The output estimate for 2022 remains unchanged at 330-360 TWh. EDF’s nuclear output declined by 12% to just over 335 TWh in 2020. In 2019, nuclear power generation in France dipped by 3.5% to 379.5 TWh, missing its 384-388 TWh target. In 2020, it declined again (-12%) to 384 TWh, in a context of reduced electricity demand.


Australia lowers its global demand growth forecast for thermal coal

According to the Australian Office of the Chief Economist’s (OCE) latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ), global trade in thermal coal is forecast to increase from 1.025 Gt in 2020 to 1.032 Gt in 2023 (+0.7%). In March 2021, the institution planned that global thermal coal trade would increase from 1.036 Gt in 2020 to 1.101 Gt in 2023 (+6%). The downgrade is mostly due to a slower growth in thermal coal demand than previously expected in India and a faster decrease in consumption in Japan and South Korea. In addition, the OCE revised up its prediction for Chinese imports and Indonesian exports. However, forecasts for Australian, Russian and Colombian exports were cut.

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