updated: 29 May 2017



In order to encourage open and transparent sharing of information, the Energy Community Secretariat provides a vehicle for a virtual center for energy modeling.


The South East Europe 2050 Energy Model  (SEE model)  demonstrates energy pathways for the six Western Balkan Energy Community Contracting Parties and Croatia. It focuses especially on EU energy policy pathways and shows the long-term consequences to 2050 of the decisions and practicies undertaken today. The model was presented to the Energy Community Permanent High Level Group on 17 Dec 2015.


The SEE model was developed by a modelling team consisting of international and regional experts who worked with regional civil society groups as a part of South East Europe Sustainable Energy Policy program. The SEE model used is based on the 2050 Calculator, an energy model developed by UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to engage policy makers and the public in a dialogue on changing energy pathways. 17 countries of the world1 use the 2050 Calculator model, but this is the first one created for a whole region.


The model offers a range of scenarios, from business-as-usual, using all the coal there is and not investing in renewable energy sources, to an EU-compatible scenario demonstrating that it is technically feasible to have a low-carbon and efficient energy system. The energy model(s) are presented in two forms: as a technical interface and an online video game.




SEE 2050 Carbon Calculator is a technical interface aimed at energy experts and policy makers that enables a detailed analysis of physical and technical energy potentials in ten different supply and demand sectors with 45 different parameters for each of the seven South East Europe countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia).






SEE 2050 Energy Model  is an online energy video game created to introduce and simplify the topic of sustainable energy to the general public, to enable dialogue and give people the opportunity to choose the best energy pathway for their EU future.





 South East Europe 2050 Energy Model Scenario Authors (01 Mar 2016)


 [1] Countries that have created 2050 Calculator energy models include United Kingdom, Belgium, China, South Korea, South Africa, India, Japan, Mexico, Colombia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Nigeria, Switzerland, Austria and Australia.



The South East Europe 2050 Energy Model was produced with the assistance of the European Union. The SEE 2050 Energy Model is the sole responsibility of SEE Change Net on behalf of SEE SEP implementing partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the EU.