The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) as coordinating agency of the Expert Group on Energy Data & Analysis (EGEDA) started collecting annual energy data from APEC member economies in 1991 using the old questionnaire until the 2003 data collection and the new questionnaires from 2004. In addition, IEEJ had been conducting capacity building workshops for APEC developing economies every year since 2000 and this has contributed to the increase of the capacity of these member economies in energy statistics. On the other hand, it has been observed that staff turnover and transfer of energy statisticians to more challenging jobs results in less sustainable and lower quality data submissions. In this regard, in order to ensure that new energy statisticians are sufficiently trained to improve APEC energy data quality through closer cooperation of the member economies, IEEJ decided to start this energy statistics training program as coordinating agency of EGEDA in 2014. The Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) established the Energy Statistics and Training Office (ESTO) and succeeded the IEEJ as coordinating agency of EGEDA in April 2015. APERC ESTO will continue this training program as originally planned.
As mentioned in the background section, the purposes of this program are as follows:
This program will be implemented for 10 years from 2014. In 2023, APERC will assess the effectiveness of this program and decide whether this program should continue or not.
- Lectures on energy data and energy balances and APEC annual energy questionnaires including hands-on exercises
- Lectures on other APEC Data Collection such as JODI, data validation techniques and calculating CO2 emissions from energy consumption.