Energy Statistics Course, 17-21 March 2014

Theme Energy Statistics
Title IEA Energy Statistics Course
Dates 17-21 March 2014
Venue IEA, Paris, France
Language English (no interpretation available)
Deadline The application deadline is 24 January 2014
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.

The application deadline was 24 January 2014.  The selection process will take place shortly.

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 60 (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 assistance for 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 the section on "Funding Information" 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 diemallowance. You DO NOT need to apply to be considered for this scholarship.
Other financial assistance options may also be available – please do some research and make inquiries. 
Contact For specific inquiries about this course contact:
Group size 30 people
Course Programme (summary)


  • Registration
  • Opening Session – Welcomes & introductions
  • Overview of IEA Energy Statistics
  • Country energy statistics – best practice
  • Lunch
  • Challenges in national energy data collection
  • Coal statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Oil statistics (annul and monthly):
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Lunch
  • Gas statistics (annul and monthly):
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Renewables statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Easy access to IEA statistics
  • Lunch
  • Electricity and heat statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Checks and consistency in energy statistics
  • IEA databases and tools
  • Energy balances
  • Lunch
  • Traking energy prices
  • Preparing estimates of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • Introduction to the development of energy indicators
  • Introduction to the manual on statistics for energy efficiency indicators
  • Lunch
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • Close-out proceeding

Last updated 7 October 2013