The Latin American Energy Organization (Olade) with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), within the framework of the “Program to Strengthen the Management and Dissemination of Energy Information for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, from July 20 to August 11, 2020, carried out the “Training Workshop on Methodological Harmonization of Energy Statistics”, in virtual mode. This activity had the participation of 156 specialists from 19 countries in the region.
The main objective was to train the officials of the Energy Ministries and Secretariats of the Member Countries in the new methodology to be adopted by Olade for the management, compilation and processing of the most relevant information of the energy sector that the Organization requests, which is stored in the Energy Information System of Latin America and the Caribbean (sieLAC) and constitutes the main input for the preparation of the Regional Energy Outlook.
The workshop had the participation of 156 specialists from 19 countries in the region from public and private institutions and universities; it was delivered by specialist officials and consultants from Olade’s Directorate of Studies, Projects and Information, through 10 sessions whose theme was based on the new methodology that the Organization will implement as of next year and which is supported by international standards such as the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) and the methodology implemented by the International Energy Agency, which will provide homogeneous criteria and facilitate the comparison of results at the national, subregional and regional levels.
The topics discussed during the workshop focused on the methodology for the preparation of the national energy balance, mainly in the part corresponding to oil products and natural gas, mineral coal, electricity and renewable energy resources.
Likewise, information management and processing was explained regarding the calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, based on the 2006 methodology of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Energy Infrastructure, Resources, Reserves and Potentials, Socioeconomics, Energy Prices, Indicators and JODI data (Joint Organizations Data Initiative).
The workshop ended with a plenary session in which the actions to be taken at both the Organization and the country levels to implement the new methodology were defined.
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