09 - 11 Oct 2023 Training — Paris, France

26th Energy Statistics Course

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The 26th Energy Statistics Course from the IEA, will take place in a virtual format on 9-11 October 2023.

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 and 2 new modules on data collection for hydrogen and demand and end use data of 30min each.

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 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.

Given the increasing importance that Hydrogen is making within the energy domain, this short introductory session will explain some of the key concepts and data flows that countries should seek to collect to help produce a hydrogen balance. Links to ammonia and e-fuels will also be discussed.

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 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.

The session will describe the key data needed for a good representation of the demand-side of the energy system, including: power and transformation, industry, transport, buildings and other sectors – typically requiring dedicated data collection at national level. Demand-side data are key to the design of a complete and accurate energy balance. The session will also show the benefits of collecting detailed end-use data for each sector, as a preliminary step to developing efficiency indicators to inform and monitor sectoral policies.

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.  

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.