Sustainable Energy Information Management Programme
Energy remains a strategic issue of vital importance in all aspects of national development from the perspective of importing and exporting countries. It requires an efficient decision-making based on reliable, relevant, timely and easily accessible information, which is achieved through a proper process of the Energy Information Management.
Energy Information Management is therefore a process through which data elements required are set to optimally support the diagnosis, analysis and decision-making for sustainable development of the energy sector.
This process is conceived as a chain of events that begins with the identification of the information required to meet these objectives and continues with the basic data collection, validation, classification and organization to turn these basic data into information. It continues with the processing, analysis and dissemination of information to generate knowledge that finally allows having the ability and intelligence in decision-making.
Through the Program on Sustainable Energy Information Management, knowledge and procedures recommended by OLADE will be provided, for efficient and complete management of energy information and statistics.
OLADE and CARICOM Agreement
OLADE and CARICOM have been working together under the Caribbean Energy Agenda Memorandum of Understanding, agreed on 3 March 2010, which includes the promotion of sub-regional plans for energy integration, cooperation and follow-up for designing, structuring and implementing sub-regional energy policies, technical assistance in energy matters, information exchange, energy planning and capacity building.
More recently, during a Workshop on Energy Information and Knowledge Managements Systems, held on 24‑25 September 2014 in Jamaica, the representatives of the CARICOM Member States indicated a preference for using OLADE´s methodologies and tools to manage energy statistics and energy information. At the same workshop, the CARICOM Secretariat also proposed a regional architecture for energy information and knowledge management that included OLADE´s Energy Information Systems.
Accordingly, the CARICOM Secretariat – through the Energy Programme – formally requested the support of OLADE to develop and implement a project for standardizing energy statistics and energy information management in Member States; this includes eight non‑members of OLADE. The project will include an intense capacity building component, which is aimed at developing the requisite human resource to support the sustainable management of energy statistics and information within the respective countries, as well as the implementation of Regional and National Energy Information Systems.
In this regard, OLADE will be presenting the “Sustainable Energy Information Management Program” to all the CARICOM Member countries as part of the agreement of the harmonization approach to the treatment of data and energy information among Member States. This online capacity building will later on facilitate the analyses, monitoring, tracking, managing and planning of the energy system of each country.
- Program Objectives
- Strengthen knowledge on concepts, definitions and characteristics of the elements identified in the energy chain from one country to the development and use of energy resources.
- Training in developing energy balances, GHG inventories and indicators of sustainable energy development.
- Knowing the methodologies and procedures for characterization studies of supply and energy demand.
- Training in management tools developed by OLADE for managing national energy statistics.
- Identification of the required information and practical uses in the diagnosis and energy planning.
- Identify, within the context of energy planning, the role played by the energy information management
- Establish consistent criteria for quality control of information.
- Identify actions to be taken to improve information management in each country.
- Have the technical capacity to manage information and energy statistics in a timely manner, with quality and consistency suitable to meet the requirements of the sector authorities, planners and researchers.
- Participant’s Profile
The program is intended primarily for officers from Ministries of Energy, Ministries of Energy Agencies, Government Agencies, public and private sector enterprises and those related to the Energy Sector of the Member Countries and non-members of OLADE and CARICOM. Other stakeholders can also participate, such as professionals and consultants of international organizations and universities that are related to the energy sector.
- Duration of Program
The Program will have duration of 40 hours (20 sessions of 2 hours each). The period program will be on July 12 to September 15, 2016.
Dates:12,14,19,21,26,28 July 2,4,9,11,16,18,23,25,30 August 1,6,8,13,15 of September, 2016
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Schedule: 10:00 to 12:00 am, Quito time, GMT-5
- Free Registration and Validation of Participation
The participant must go to the following link to register on this program or other courses of interest: http://elearning.olade.org/. The participants must register their institutional email to be validated within the group “Public sector participants “.
Public sector participants: This group includes officials from energy ministries and departments, public entities in the energy sector of the Member Countries of OLADE and CARICOM countries. For this group the program is free.
Private Sector Participants: This group consists of consultants and professionals from the private sector, international organizations, public and private universities. For this group, the cost of the program is 140 USD. To make the payment, participants should contact Mr. Javier Palacios e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Virtual Methodology
Minimum Technical requirements
- Personal Computer with operating system: Windows XP or higher
- Internet access with minimum bandwidth of 256 Kbps
The program is taught through a WEBINAR, which involves real-time interaction between the instructor of the program and the participants. The program is conducted through lectures, which are performed according to the schedule where the theoretical presentations are complemented with exercises and successful experiences in the region.
Virtual Classroom Platform ( http://elearning.olade.org )
It is a software tool that allows you to reproduce a virtual teaching process where participants have access to the program, as well as to the academic papers and activities designed by the teacher.
In the virtual classroom, participants will find presentations, questionnaires, online session’s recordings, discussion forum and other reference documents. The participant must enter into this platform their username and password (the same information used to register on the program).
- Approval of Program
Participants will be granted the Virtual Program Certificate if they meet the following conditions:
- Participation: Enter at least 2 comments on the forum established by the Instructor.
- Quizzes: 19 quizzes
Participant will approval if the grade average between participation and Quizzes have a minimum grade of 8/10.
The instructor proposes a questionnaire of 4 multiple choice questions per each session online. Total 19 questionnaires.
The Program will have one forum that it will related to the topics covered in the online sessions. This forum is moderated by the Instructor and will be propose in the tenth session. The participant should be write at least two comments between August 11 to 18. The questionnaire won´t be proposed on that day.
The participants can to unsubscribe of the program until the tenth online session. In this regard should to go profile/ Course Name/ Administration Menu/ Unenrol me from.
- Instructors’ s Profile
Paola Carrera has a Computer Engineering Bachelor degree from the Army Polytechnic University (ESPE) and currently she is pursuing to get a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Policy & Management, Concentration in Energy and Sustainability at the University of Denver, thanks to an OAS Scholarship. She has done internships at Petroecuador (Ecuador’s state-run oil company) and Petrocomercial (a subsidiary of Petroecuador that takes charge of transport and commercialization of oil), were She got experience doing researches in multicriteria and decision making, and designing Web pages. Furthermore, She studied English at the University of Illinois at the Intensive English Institute; therefore most of the trainings She has conducted are in English. She has been working in OLADE for the last 10 years in different job positions.
Paola Carrera has been involved in the coordination of different energy projects among the Latin American and Caribbean Countries in order to strengthen in a sustainable way the national energy planning through energy information systems, training and capacity building in energy statistical management, elaboration of energy balances, GHG Emissions Inventories, monitoring of sustainable energy indicators and use of energy forecast models, to contribute to the development of medium and long term energy policies, with regional integration, energy security, social inclusion, resilience and climate change criteria
She has also being involved in different technical projects with other International Organizations such as: IEA, IEF, CARICOM, CAF, CELAC, CEPAL, UNASUR, IAEA, United Nations, PNUD, APEC, APPA, IEEJ, etc. She has participated as an energy expert in roundtable discussions in different workshops organized by international organizations such as UNSD, IAEA, IEA, GIZ, CARICOM, OAS, APEC, IEF, CEPAL, among others.
Julio Lopez is currently an Energy Information Specialist at the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE). Julio holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Ecuador, a Diploma in Extractives Industries and Sustainable Development from the Catholic University of Peru and a Master´s degree (MSc) in Energy and Resources Management from the School of Energy and Resources at the University College London (UCL).
Julio has been involved in the coordination, information management, capacity building and technical support of research projects on fiscal policy, public finance and the governance of the oil and mining industries in Latin America. He has also been a consultant for the Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI), the International Budget Partnership (IBP), the World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF), GIZ, among others.
Ph.D. Sustainable Development (Energy Management Options) – U.W.I. Jamaica (2004), MSc. Electro-mechanical Engineering (1995) Kiev Intl. Univ. Ukraine. Dr. Green has a wide experience in the energy sector in the Caribbean region, currently he is the Sub regional Coordination at OLADE´s Caribbean Office.
Among other organisations, Dr. Green has worked with Chevron Corporation for 7 years as Business Development Manager for the Americas & Regional Operations Manager for the Caribbean. Hr also worked with the Bureau of Standards for 7 years as Head of Department – Legal Metrology & Technical Specialist, promoting the harmonization of legal metrology, standards compliance, and quality assurance throughout industry. He was the CARICOM representative at the Inter-American System of Metrology (SIM), a body championing metrology related matters on behalf of the entire hemisphere.
Over the last decade, he has presented his research findings at 24 international energy conferences. Since 2009 he spearheaded 9 energy efficiency and energy management systems optimization project initiatives in the Dominican Republic, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.
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