IED has recently started activities related to the project to model Mauritania's energy trajectory to 2050.
This project, supported by AFD, was launched by a mission to Nouakchott to meet all the sectors for which the theme of energy is central: transport, cooking, industries, mining, fishing, agriculture.
A workshop gathering all sectors introduced a broad discussion on these themes. If today Mauritania's energy balance is dominated by traditional biomass and hydrocarbons, by 2050 the country's profile could be upset with the exploitation of its major natural gas resources and the production of green hydrogen through the development of the country's immense solar and wind potential.
IED and its partners Artelys and Tenmya are mandated to help the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of the Environment and SOMELEC to identify the 4 most potential energy trajectories by 2050. These trajectories will be analysed through the prism of access to clean energy, the CO2 emissions diminution, investment cost and sustainability of biomass resource exploitation.