IEA Online Statistics Training Programme


Understanding the statistical methods to produce accurate energy data is vital to produce meaning statistics to help the energy industry and policy makers understand energy. The IEA has abundant data resources and a powerful team of experts in energy statistics, and its comprehensive global energy statistics have attracted worldwide attention.

To provide a more in-depth knowledge on several topics of energy statistics and better share it, the IEA Energy Data Center has designed a series of online training videos.

The length of each video is about 20-30 minutes and is built around 3 modules. The data reporting module covers the main fuels: Oil, Gas, Renewables, Electricity and Heat. Energy Balances, Energy Efficiency and CO2 are part of the data analysis module. A special video on energy prices has been also added.

These videos have been translated into Chinese and will be soon translated into French, Spanish and Arabic to reach more statisticians in different regions worldwide. 

Some Toolkit Videos are also being launched to provide answers to key issues of energy statistics, via short two minute videos.

 

 


Annual Natural Gas Questionnaire

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Oil use data in the energy balance

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Annual Electricity Questionnaire

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Annual Coal Questionnaire

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The use of energy statistics to estimate CO2 emissions

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Using energy statistics: the basics of energy balances

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Annual Renewables Questionnaire

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Energy Efficiency Indicators

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Energy Prices & Taxes

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Fundamentals of energy statistics

Energy can take several forms. It can be a primary energy product such as coal or can be a secondary product like electricity. The transformation from primary energy to secondary products can give rise to challenges for energy statistics. Transformation processes need to be carefully understood and respected in order to ensure high quality data. There are also several different units which can be used to measure energy, from GWh to toe (tonnes of oil equivalent). Acquiring a sound understanding of these different units is essential for any work related to energy statistics.  

This webinar will address how to deal with the many forms of energy and how to monitor transformation from one product to another. By providing an introduction to conversion factors for different quantities, it will provide participants with the fundamental knowledge and tools to move from one unit to another.

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Refinery balances

 

Refining crude oil and feedstocks to secondary products is a crucial process in order to obtain the products that are used by consumers, e.g. gasoline. However, if data are not carefully monitored it can create statistical inconsistencies.

This webinar builds on the session on fundamentals of energy statistics and will provide a sound understanding of the processes and tools to assess input and outputs of refineries.

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Electricity and Renewables 101

 

Electricity is a vital form of energy, which is essential for everyday life. At the same time, 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions come from electricity generation, which is one of the factors behind the increase in renewable generation. Electricity will play and ever more important role in the future, but their measurement can be challenging with more distributed connections.

This webinar will provide participants the opportunity to understand basic concepts of statistics for electricity and renewables, convey production and transformation for fuel use.

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