Expert Consultation on Best Practices in Bioenergy Data Collection and Estimation

28 – 30 April 2015 |Abu Dhabi, UAE, IRENA Headquarters


This consultation brought together a working group of experts from select countries and international organizations to share their experience of various approaches to bioenergy data collection and provide inputs to the new IRENA guidance on bioenergy statistics that is currently under development. Key topics discussed included: the classification and structure of bioenergy statistics; the design and implementation of surveys for bioenergy data collection; the use of administrative data sources; and Imputation Methods. The outputs from the workshop will be documented and included in the guidebook to be shared with a wider audience.

Agenda

Presentations:

Data collection challenges

Collection of data from enterprises (industry, commercial, agriculture and forestry) using surveys and other methods

Household energy surveys

Use of administrative data and other data sources

Emerging bioenergy data collection needs

Imputation Methods