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
Comp A: NEW ITS Workshop for EU Delegations on Project Activities 26/04/2012 - 26/04/2012 Completed Kiev (Ukraine) Event
Training Course
INOGATE 15th Anniversary Report - INOGATE in Milestones 1996-2011 14/02/2012 - 14/02/2012 Completed Publications
INOGATE Annual Report 2011 30/11/2011 - 14/02/2012 Completed Publications
Reports and Studies
Recruitment of Network of Experts 21/03/2012 - 06/04/2012 Completed Publications
Comp A: Internal Training Course 23/04/2012 - 24/04/2012 Completed Kiev (Ukraine) Training Course
Comp D: Energy Statistics Network Meeting 25/09/2012 - 26/09/2012 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Comp D: INOGATE/IEA Training on Energy Statistics and Indicators 05/11/2012 - 09/11/2012 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Training Course
Comp D: International Conference on Strategic Role of Energy Statistics in National and International Policies 23/04/2013 - 24/04/2013 Completed Copenhagen (Denmark) INOGATE Meetings
INOGATE Newsletter 14/12/2012 - 31/01/2015 Completed Publications
Comp A: Communication Trainings for EU projects in Ukraine 11/12/2012 - 12/12/2012 Completed Kiev (Ukraine) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Comp A: Opening of the INOGATE Technical Secretariat office in Central Asia 09/11/2012 - 09/11/2012 Completed Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Event
Other Event
Comp C: Participation of INOGATE in Donor Round Table Meeting 31/01/2013 - 31/01/2013 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Other Event
Comp D: Signing Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia 28/02/2013 - 28/02/2013 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Reports and Studies
Comp D: Signing of MoU with Kyrgyzstan 06/03/2013 - 06/03/2013 Completed Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) Reports and Studies
Comp D: Signing of MoU with Moldova 11/04/2013 - 11/04/2013 Completed Chisinau (Moldova) Reports and Studies
Comp D: Signing of MoU with Belarus 10/04/2013 - 10/04/2013 Completed Minsk (Belarus) Reports and Studies
Comp D: Signing of MoU with Kazakhstan 23/04/2013 - 23/04/2013 Completed Astana (Kazakhstan) Event
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
Comp D: Signing of Approval of the National Energy Statistics Action Plan for the Republic of Tajikistan 17/04/2013 - 17/04/2013 Completed Dushanbe (Tajikistan) Reports and Studies
Comp D: INOGATE Annual Energy Statistics Network (ESN) Meeting 08/10/2013 - 08/10/2013 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Comp D: Signing of MoU with Ukraine 26/07/2013 - 26/07/2013 Completed Kiev (Ukraine) Reports and Studies
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: Seminar on statistics in Azerbaijan 16/09/2013 - 20/09/2013 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
Seminars & Workshops

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