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What are the key things I may want to consider changing

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Title: What are the key things I may want to consider changing?

Content: The 2050 Calculator is designed to be easy to change and adapt to other countries, as shown by the success of the China, Belgium and South Korean Calculators so far.

Model developers are free to use our spreadsheet as a "shell" and to populate it with their own data. However, there are some issues that modellers should consider when using our spreadsheet.

# *What is your default fossil fuel?* 

In the UK we assume our default fossil fuel is gas. This may not be the case in other countries

# *What stress test should you use to examine balancing needs?*

In the UK we use an example of 5 days of bad UK weather (no sun so no solar energy, no wind so no wind energy, cold weather so high heat demand). What would a "period of bad weather" look like in your country?

# *What sectors do you need?*

In the UK Calculator we include technology options that may not exist in your country. For example, do you have any tidal stream potential?

# *What technologies do you use?*

In the UK we use technologies that may not be used in your country. If they are not (and will never) be used in your country, then you can remove this.

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