Belstat participated in the high-level conference «EU Energy Cooperation with Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia»

The Deputy Chairperson of the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus Dovnar Olga participated as part of the delegation of the Republic of Belarus in the high-level conference «EU Energy Cooperation with Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia» organized by the European Commission, with the support of the INOGATE Technical Secretariat on 17 of March 2016 (Brussels, Belgium).

The purpose of the Conference was to exchange views on energy sector developments in the EU, the Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia as well as to participate in the discussion of the future actions to address the questions of energy security, sustainability and investments.

Within the session «Evidence-based policy making using energy statistics» Dovnar Olga made a presentation «Improvement in the field of energy efficiency indicators as a direct response to the requirements from the most important national energy policy: energy efficiency improvement». Dovnar Olga presented the results of Belstat’s four-year work within the INOGATE project, the key results are the following:

  • transition to a new methodology of energy balance compilation harmonized with international standards since 2016;
  • development and approval of a methodology for calculation of the climatic factor to smooth the time series of energy data;
  • household survey on energy consumption (currently the data processing to calculate the energy efficiency in the residential sector is being implemented);
  • creation of «Energy statistics» section on the official site of Belstat.

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