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
ITS Technical Assistance to Tajikistan in the field of Energy Statistics in the extension period (Feb. 2015 – Jan. 2016) 01/09/2015 - 01/09/2015 Completed Dushanbe (Tajikistan) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Country Requests (AHEFS)
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
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
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
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
EASTERN EUROPE: IEA / INOGATE Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Energy Policy Review publication launch event 15/04/2015 - 15/04/2015 Completed Chisinau (Moldova) Event
Information Event
CAUCASUS: IEA / INOGATE Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Energy Policy Review publication launch event 17/04/2015 - 17/04/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Information Event
CENTRAL ASIA: IEA / INOGATE Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Energy Policy Review publication launch event 24/04/2015 - 24/04/2015 Completed Astana (Kazakhstan) Event
Information Event
Recruitment of Network of Experts 21/03/2012 - 06/04/2012 Completed Publications
INOGATE Regional Seminar on energy planning “From Energy Statistics to Energy Policies”, Chisinau, Moldova 30/06/2015 - 01/07/2015 Completed Chisinau (Moldova) INOGATE Meetings
Seminars & Workshops
Regional Seminar on developing Energy Efficiency indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of Energy Efficiency policies 22/09/2015 - 24/09/2015 Completed Minsk (Belarus) Event
Seminars & Workshops
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
Success stories 17/03/2016 - 17/04/2016 Completed Publications
Technical assistance in the adjustment and application of tailor-made model for energy efficiency indicators compilation (household sector and industry) CWP.17.AZ 26/09/2015 - 26/09/2015 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
Other Event
3rd Technical assistance mission to Moldova 02/07/2015 - 03/06/2015 Upcoming Chisinau (Moldova) INOGATE Meetings
Workshop for Moldova on sampling (Energy Statistics). Country Work Plan for Moldova 12/01/2016 - 15/01/2016 Completed Zagreb (Croatia) INOGATE Meetings
Other Event
Regional Seminar on the compilation of energy balances (EBs) for the Kyrgyz Republic (RWP13) 01/12/2015 - 03/12/2015 Completed Zagreb (Croatia) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Regional Seminar on the compilation of energy balances (EBs) for the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Tajikistan (RWP13) 02/11/2015 - 05/11/2015 Completed Zagreb (Croatia) Event
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