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25 - 27 Oct 2022 Paris Time Training — Paris, France

23rd Energy Statistics Course

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The 23rd Energy Statistics Course from the IEA, will take place in a virtual format on 25-27 March 2022.

The registration for this course will take place by invitation only. Deadline for applications is October 10, 2022.

This free course offers training in the internationally recognised IEA methodology and tools for collecting and organising national-level energy data by different fuels and sectors of the economy. It focuses on creating complete and accurate energy balances through the use of consistent definitions and units, in order to inform national energy policy and enable consistent international reporting.

The Course is divided in 6 modules of 1,5h each.

This session gives an overview of the recent trends in oil supply and demand, key concepts in oil statistics and fundamental guidance on reporting data into the joint annual oil questionnaire. Participants will learn the characteristics that define oil and follow the various elements in the supply chain, from oil production to final consumption, that comprise the oil balance.

This session gives an overview of the recent trends in gas production and consumption in the energy mix, key concepts in gas statistics and fundamental guidance on reporting data into the joint annual gas questionnaire. Participants will learn about the gas supply chain and commodity flow, taking into account the special considerations for reporting trade, for example.

This session gives an overview of the recent trends in world coal production, consumption, and trade, including its role in electricity generation; there is also key guidance on how to report data in the joint annual coal questionnaire. Participants will learn about coal classifications, and how to create a coal balance.

This session gives an overview of the latest trends in world electricity generation and consumption. The distinction between primary and secondary electricity sources, as well as between main activity and auto producer plans will be explained, as will the unique way of classifying electricity trade data. Guidance will also be given on how to check generation efficiencies, and report the data in the joint annual electricity and heat questionnaire.  

This session gives an overview of the latest trends in renewable sources of energy. The four classifications of renewable and waste sources will be explained, including a focus on different types of solid biofuels. Participants will learn about the different aspects of creating a renewable balance, and how to report data in the joint annual renewables and waste questionnaire.

Energy commodities can be built based on dedicated data collection on supply and demand for each of the main fuels: oil, gas, coal, electricity and renewables, in their natural units. They can be converted into a common energy unit (terajoules or tons of oil equivalent) to give an overview of a country’s energy system in a more holistic way. This is what is called an energy balance.

The session will explain the definitions, concepts and conventions underlying the building of a national energy balance. It will show how an energy balance is also the starting point for the construction of various indicators such as energy intensity, energy consumption per capita, of for early estimations of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. The session combines presentation and hands-on exercises, including featuring the IEA balance builder.