Energy Statistics Course, 12-16 October 2015

Theme Energy Statistics
Title IEA Energy Statistics Course
Dates 12-16 October 2015
Venue IEA, Paris, France
Language English (no interpretation available)
Deadline Applications for this training course are now closed. 
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.  

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: Euro 30 – Euro 40 per day
  • Miscellaneous: an allowance needs to be made for any additional expenses such as public transport in Paris, telephone calls, emergency cash, etc.
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
  • Lunch
  • Challenges in national energy data collection
  • Coal Statistics:
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises


  • Oil statistics (annual and monthly):
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises
  • Lunch
  • Gas statistics (annual and monthly):
    • Methodology and questionnaire
    • Practical exercises


  • Renewable 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
  • Tracking energy prices


  • Preparing estimates of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • Introduction to the development of energy indicators
  • Indroduction to the manual on statistics for energy efficiency indicators
  • Lunch
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • Close-out proceeding


Last updated: 29 January 2015