Energy Statistics Course, 4-8 March 2013

Theme Energy Statistics
Title IEA Energy Statistics
Dates 4-8 March 2013
Venue IEA, Paris, France
Language English (no interpretation available)
Deadline The application deadline is 15 January 2013
Participating countries This course is open to both member and non-member countries

This course is designed mainly for the needs of  non-IEA member countries. Its objective is to provide them with the methods and  tools to develop and maintain complete and accurate energy datasets and  national energy balances.

Registration to this  course is by an open application –  subject to availability of places and the following selection criteria:

  • Professional background: priority will be given  to applicants working in energy statistics, general statistics, and energy  analysis 
  • Sending institution: priority will be given to  applicants from the national statistics authority, energy ministry, national  energy agency, large energy sector companies
  • Country of residence: priority will be given to  non-IEA member countries, up to two participants per country; the IEA will  accept more than two participants from the same country if there are available  places 

A good level of English language is required in order to benefit from  the course.

To apply, please complete the APPLICATION FORM and send it back  by e-mail to together with a curriculum vitae (CV) / resume.
(In exceptional cases,  applications by fax will be accepted. Send to: +33140576509)

The application deadline is 15 January 2013 
Fees,  costs and financial assistance This course is FREE to attend.
Participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Cost guidance (in Euros): 

Applicants need to consider the following guidance on costs (both if  they are funding themselves or applying for financial assistance).          
  • Visa (for France): Euro 35 (may vary by issuing embassy)
  • Return travel (by air): prices vary considerably by airline and season, but if booked early, economy return air fares can be found for as low as:
    • North Africa/Eastern Europe: Euro 300
    • Middle East/Caucasus/Central Asia/Central Africa: Euro 500
    • Rest of Asia/Southern Africa/Central America: Euro 1,000
    • South America/Oceania: Euro 2,000
  • Accommodation in Paris: reasonable single rooms can be found for Euro100 (early reservation is required)
  • Food: Euro30 – Euro40 per day
  • Miscellaneous: an allowance needs to be made for any additional expenses such as public transport in Paris, telephone calls, emergency cash, etc.
Guidance on financial assistancefor non-IEA member countries:          
  • IEA match funding – the IEA will cover the costs of a second participant from a non-IEA member country which is sending a fully-funded participant*. To apply, please complete Part D in the Application  Form

  • IEA Scholarship – for this course, 1 full  scholarship will be awarded to a participant from a non-IEA member country. A discretional decision will be made by the IEA on the basis of financial need and some additional criteria. The scholarship will cover return travel to the IEA, accommodation in Paris and per diem allowance. You DO NOT need to apply to be considered for this scholarship.

  • Sponsorship may be available from a regional development bank (RDB)**. You are advised to contact their office for training  and capacity building or the Statistics office. The RDB’s country or regional branch could also provide information and assistance.
          Other financial assistance options may also be available – please do some research and make inquiries. 

 * when the funding for the first participant is not from an  international donor
** RDBs include: African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development  Bank (ADB), and  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Contact For specific inquiries about this course contact:
Group size 30 people
Course Programme (summary)  Monday
  • Registration
  • Opening Session – Welcomes & introductions
  • Overview of IEA Energy Statistics
  • Lunch
  • IEA databases and tools
  • Country energy statistics – best practice
  • The use of energy statistics for analysis and  forecasts
  • Oil statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Lunch
  • Gas statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Coal statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Lunch
  • Electricity and heat statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Renewables statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
    • Ensuring consistency among the 5 questionnaires
  • Lunch
  • Energy balances
  • Calculating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use
  • Energy consumption analysis
  • Energy intensity and efficiency indicators
  • Lunch
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • Close-out proceeding

Last updated 5 October 2013