The energy training proposed in Tbilisi, Georgia is based on the well developed training approach developed by the International Energy Agency on energy statistics and energy efficiency indicators. This training includes both theory and practical elements and follows the internationally agreed standards in the International Recommendations on Energy Statistics.
Following some basic theory on each energy form and on the development and interpretation of indicators, participants will be asked to complete a set of exercises to further develop their understanding, knowledge and skills. Participants will work in teams of 2 to complete these exercises on a computer. Instructors will circulate among the participants during the exercises to offer guidance and assistance. The various energy forms and concepts to be covered are included in the attached agenda.
The types of experts invited to the training include energy statisticians, energy analysts and data providers from energy companies. These three communities include both data compilers and users. The training format will allow for presentations from course participants on the design of their data collection and processing systems as well as the challenges that are still faced to improve the quality of energy statistics.
By sharing this experience and allowing the training participants to work together to solve the exercises, it is expected that a greater understanding will develop among the data providers and users, in addition to developing a greater understanding of basic energy data collection concepts. Through this peer-to-peer learning approach it is expected that greater collaboration can develop, resulting in improvements and efficiencies in energy data collection.