Comp D: Energy Statistics Network Meeting



<ul> <li>Good first meeting of the Energy Statistics Network and hope that the ESN will continue this good cooperation. The ESN includes both energy statisticians and policy makers and to further improve relationship and cooperation, in countries where the other representative is not nominated, efforts must be undertaken to nominate the other person. The ITS will assist if necessary. </li> <li>The importance of a dialogue between Energy Statistics and policy makers is recognized - data being produced should be used for policy making. In this context there is also a need to train statisticians to explain to policy makers, media and ordinary people, on how to read and interpretstatistics. This will help to improve the use that is made of statistics for planning purposes and measure and communicate impact of the policy to the public.</li> <li>In some cases in the Partner Countries, data is not fully or freely available - it is important that the Partner Countries strive to make data completely available to the Public.</li> <li>Independence of the National Statistical Institute is  important in order to ensure trust in the data published.</li> <li>Primary legislation on state statistics exists in all Partner Countries, which includes energy statistics as one of the statistical domains. However,  there is no secondary legislation on energy statistics in particular in line with the EU statistics Acquis and regulations. This is an area where INOGATE could assist if the countries would wish so.</li> <li>INOGATE has done a good first job in the presentation of the Energy Statistics Action Plans (ESAP). 36 actions are presented, but resources are limited, so there is a need to focus and establish priorities. What has to be done differs from country, therefore, the need for the nationalESAP. Nevertheless the first priority is to compile Energy Balance for all countries by the end of 2013 in line with international standards, and to complete the joint IEA/Eurostat questionnaires. In principle work could focus on the most important energy resources for the country concerned. For those countries that already have a good energy balance, focus could also include other areas.</li> <li>In some countries, lack of human and financial resources is a huge issue. The ITS can assist by including the need for resources in the ESAP for these countries. In addition, the setting up of national energy balance working groups involving data owners from different bodies (Ministries, Agencies, NSIs) can lead to more efficient use of existing resources. Memoranda of Understanding can facilitate the working of such working groups.</li> <li>The joint ESAP requires input from PCs and the INOGATE. The ESAP must be finalised in December. The ITS will contact the PCs, to decide the best way of endorsement.</li> <li>The INOGATE Country experts could also help in setting up the consultation process on ESAP to ensure that all needs in the PCs are covered.</li> <li>The high level energy statistics conference in February 2013, would be a good opportunity to raise the institutional and human resources problems to the decision makers.  </li> <li>An invitation will be sent out in the coming two weeks for the Joint INOGATE and IEA training in Tbilisi, Georgia on Nov 5 - 9, 2012. It is important that the countries send the appropriate persons to this training course.  </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

Key Data

Parent project

New INOGATE Technical Secretariat and integrated programme in support of the Baku Initiative and the Eastern Partnership energy objectives


Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Thematic Areas

Energy statistics

Activity Types

Event, INOGATE Meetings

Implementation period

25 - 26 September 2012


Brussels (Belgium)

Document and Publications

Document title ▴▾ Language Type Date ▾
The importance of relible and comparable statistical data in energy sector en Presentation
Experience and expectations of the Energy Community Secretariat (ECS) in harmonisation of energy statistics in the Energy Community en Presentation
Development of energy statistics: the Azerbaijan experience en Presentation
Policy maker, energy analyst and energy statistician dialogue towards the improvement of energy statistics en Presentation
The Energy Statistics Reporting System of Belarus en Presentation
Past and future steps towards harmonisation of Ukrainian energy statistics with European and international standards en Presentation
Proposed INOGATE Work Programme for Energy Statistics en Presentation
Proposed Energy Statistics Action Plans for the INOGATE Partner Countries en Presentation
Memorandum of Understanding: coordination of division of labour within the Energy Statistics System en Presentation
Agenda of the Event en Agenda
The Vision For The New INOGATE Technical Secretariat INOGATE Energy Statistics Meeting en Presentation
List of Participants en Other

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Russian Federation
Thematic Areas
Energy policy
Energy tariffs
Energy markets
Energy standards
Energy security
Renewable energy
Energy efficiency
Energy investments
Energy statistics
Document Types
Status report
Project reports
Final Report
Training material
Policy documents