INOGATE & Energy statistics

Reliable, timely, accurate, accessible and comparable energy statistics are the precondition for the development of coherent national energy policies, strategies and plans that will contribute to a country's energy security, enhance investment in energy, facilitate planning and trade and monitor the energy sector's greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy data is a fundamental input for compilating energy balances and analyses, developing forecasts for policymaking and investment planning, and calculating CO2 emissions and indicators to monitor policies.

The INOGATE Partner Countries (PCs) still have many challenges to achieving harmonised, well-functioning and useful statistics. The statistics functions of a majority of the PCs often lack financial and human resources as well as consumption and supply side data that is harmonised with international standards. Old software is often used for the collection, processing and dissemination of energy data, institutional structures are often weak or inefficient and few methodologies are in place for consumption surveys. Each INOGATE PC needs a national administration for its statistics function, headed by a formal and independent statistics authority, with a strong sense for international cooperation and a commitment to statistical quality.

In 2012, INOGATE began working in this new area of cooperation with Partner Countries, in cooperation with Eurostat and the International Energy Agency (IEA). As a first step, INOGATE developed 11 Energy Statistics Actions Plans (ESAPs) – one for each INOGATE Partner Country – together with the national statistics institutes and ministries in charge of energy for each country. Nine of ESAPs were adopted by the Partner Countries, six through Memoranda on Statistical Cooperation (Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine) and three through Approval Documents (Azerbaijan, Belarus and Tajikistan).

Technical assistance provided by INOGATE focuses on increasing the capacity of national statistical institutes and other statistical bodies in the production and dissemination of consistent energy statistics, balances and indicators for the future. INOGATE has established an Energy Statistics Network, hosted an International Conference in Copenhagen highlighting the role of energy statistics in decision making and carried out intensive training to PC stakeholders on energy statistics and balances, together with study visits to well-known European National Statistical Institutes targeting exchange of experiences.

These activities are a unique and first-time attempt to bring together energy companies (data providers) and national statistical institutes and ministries (data users) to exchange ideas and opinions for the further improvement of energy statistics systems in INOGATE PCs and enhance their mutual communication.

Already, INOGATE has helped a number of Partner Countries produce, for the first time, energy balances in line with international standards. In the next phase of support, INOGATE targets the increased use of statistics in the formulation of energy policy, assisting decision making in the region.

The brochure presents the important role that energy statistics play in the socio-economic development and the  INOGATE Programme support towards regional cooperation in this field.

Upcoming Events


Energy statistics - related news

INOGATE sums up 20 years of activity at final high-level conference
14/04/2016 - Brussels, Belgium

Ministers, deputy-ministers and other high-ranking officials from INOGATE Partner Countries (PCs), Directors-General from the European Commission and European representatives of international financial organisations, energy agencies, the private s... Read more

Energy stories that speak to the citizens
05/04/2016 -

Raising the awareness of citizens on energy issues was one of the main goals for the INOGATE Project in the past years. This is an important aspect as citizens who can grasp basic concepts of energy and its complexity as an issue can also under... Read more

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INOGATE & Energy statistics

Activity Title ▴▾ Date ▾ Status ▴▾ Location Type
EU: IEA / INOGATE Energy Policy Review of countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia - launch of the compendium publication in Brussels 13/04/2015 - 13/04/2015 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
Information Event
INOGATE Newsletter 14/12/2012 - 31/01/2015 Completed Publications
INOGATE International Conference on the achievement of energy statistics Action Plans (2012-2014) and importance of improving data quality for energy statistics, balances and planning - Zagreb, Croatia, November 26-27, 2014 26/11/2014 - 27/11/2014 Completed Zagreb (Croatia) Event
INOGATE Energy Statistics Network meeting – Zagreb, Croatia, November 25, 2014 25/11/2014 - 25/11/2014 Completed Zagreb (Croatia) Event
Participation of INOGATE Country Coordinators in the Eastern Partnership 3rd Platform Meeting - Belgium 23/10/2014 - 23/10/2014 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
Other Event
INOGATE Annual Meeting – Brussels, 22 October 2014 22/10/2014 - 22/10/2014 Completed Brussels (Belgium) INOGATE Meetings
Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia – Highlights 2013 20/10/2014 - 20/10/2014 Completed Publications
Reports and Studies
Comp D: INOGATE Technical Assistance Mission in Ukraine 07/10/2014 - 09/10/2014 Completed Kiev (Ukraine) Event
2nd Technical Assistance Mission to Belarus to implement Energy Statistics Action Plan 16/09/2014 - 18/09/2014 Completed Minsk (Belarus) Other Event
INOGATE Local Information event for Azerbaijan 17/07/2014 - 17/07/2014 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Study Visit on energy statistics and energy balances, 8 - 11 July 2014 – Vienna, Austria 08/07/2014 - 11/07/2014 Completed Vienna (Austria) Study visits
Local Information Event - INOGATE as a successful EU energy cooperation programme: achievements in Kazakhstan and way forward in 2014, 18 June 2014 - Astana, Kazakhstan 18/06/2014 - 18/06/2014 Completed Astana (Kazakhstan) Information Event
Comp A: INOGATE Local Information Event for Moldova 19/03/2014 - 19/03/2014 Completed Chisinau (Moldova) Event
Information Event
LIE in Georgia: INOGATE as a successful EU Energy Cooperation Programme: Achievements in Georgia and Way Forward in 2014 19/02/2014 - 19/02/2014 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Information Event
Comp A: INOGATE Local Information Event in Uzbekistan 29/01/2014 - 29/01/2014 Completed Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Event
Information Event
ITS Reports 25/01/2014 - 25/01/2014 Completed Reports and Studies
Comp D: 1st Technical Assistance Mission to the Republic of Armenia to Implement Energy Statistics Action Plan 18/11/2013 - 22/11/2013 Completed Yerevan (Armenia) Event
Other Event
Comp D: Study Tour on Energy Statistics and Energy Balances 05/11/2013 - 07/11/2013 Completed Sofia (Bulgaria) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Training Course
Comp A: INOGATE Local Information Event in Kyrgyz Republic 22/10/2013 - 23/10/2013 Completed Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) Event
Information Event
Comp D: INOGATE Annual Energy Statistics Network (ESN) Meeting 08/10/2013 - 08/10/2013 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Comp D: Seminar on statistics in Azerbaijan 16/09/2013 - 20/09/2013 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Comp D: Signing of MoU with Ukraine 26/07/2013 - 26/07/2013 Completed Kiev (Ukraine) Reports and Studies
Comp D: Energy Statistics Action Plans 04/03/2013 - 02/07/2013 Completed Reports and Studies
Comp D: Signing of MoU with the Republic of Armenia 26/06/2013 - 26/06/2013 Completed Yerevan (Armenia) Reports and Studies
Study visits
Comp D: Signing of MoU with Azerbaijan Republic 07/06/2013 - 07/06/2013 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Reports and Studies

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