This module offers hands-on training in the internationally recognised IEA methodology and tools for collecting and organising national-level energy data by different fuels and sectors of the economy. It focuses on creating complete and accurate energy balances through the use of consistent definitions and units, in order to inform national energy policy and enable consistent international reporting.
It covers the following aspects and issues:
- Energy statistics: the fundamentals:
- Purpose, definitions, collection and processing data
- Where and how to access IEA data
- Monthly and annual data: Coal, Oil, Gas, Electricity and Renewables
- The Joint Oil Data Initiative (JODI)
- From energy statistics to energy balances
- Collecting statistics for non-OECD countries
- Estimating carbon dioxide emissions
- Harmonization of energy statistics and definitions internationally
- Using data to build energy efficiency indicators
- Energy prices and taxes
- Data for emergency preparedness and response
Why is this topic important?
Energy statistics are the foundation for developing sound national energy policies as they reveal where interventions are required and what opportunities are available. Yet many countries find it difficult to make informed policy decisions at the national level because of patchy and unreliable energy data. The pressures and complexities of international energy markets and the imperatives of global issues such as climate change, means that countries need to understand and conform to international conventions in monitoring and reporting. The job of an energy statistician is more complex than ever before and requires the ability to ensure the quality, consistency and compatibility of energy data.
IEA’s credentials – why learn from us?
The IEA is a major international authority when it comes to energy statistics. It has developed and introduced methods for gathering, collating and analysing energy-related data over the last 35 years and produces the most complete datasets globally. In many respects, the IEA sets standards for monitoring and reporting energy statistics and the training it offers on methods and tools is the most relevant, comprehensive and internationally recognised.
Who will benefit from this module?
The module is targeted at:
- Statisticians in central government and government agencies
- Statisticians and analysts in the energy industry, including regulators, fuel suppliers (oil, gas, coal), utilities companies and trade associations.
What will participants gain?
The course provides participants with the essential definitions, methods and tools for developing comprehensive national energy balances and reporting on a wide range of energy parameters. Participants will be able to define clearer requirements for energy reporting in their country, fill out the IEA energy questionnaires which constitute the basis for the official IEA statistics publications, and better communicate with their peers internationally.