Energy statistics: Reporting and validation of annual statistics and price statistics

Energy Statistics

Course Leader


Target Group

Statisticians dealing with compilation of annual energy statistics and wishing to understand better the system and overall framework of energy statistics.

Entry Qualifications

  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions.
  • Basic knowledge of energy statistics methodology
  • Basic experience with compilation of energy statistics


The course will introduce the theoretical and practical knowledge of energy statistics in relation to the European Union legal framework (Annex B of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics). The main focus will be on concepts and definitions of energy statistics, discussions on annual questionnaires.

The course will explore the European perspective within the international methodology concepts of energy statistics.


  • Annual coal questionnaire
  • Annual oil questionnaire
  • Annual gas questionnaire
  • Annual electricity & heat questionnaire
  • Annual renewables & wastes questionnaire
  • Annual nuclear questionnaire
  • Questionnaire on final energy consumption in households
  • Questionnaire on final energy consumption in industry
  • Electricity and gas prices

Expected Outcome

Participants will gain understanding of the conceptual framework underpinning energy statistics, as well as the applied validation rules (coherence, consistency and plausibility checks). They will be able to use this information to pre-validate the questionnaires more efficiently. Furthermore, they will have the possibility to understand how to use the various IT aspects of the reporting tools for their own special needs and purposes.

There will be a mixture of presentation and practical work for participants to reinforce their learning.

Training Methods

Combination of theoretical lessons, practical training on computer based practical examples and discussion of practical problems.


Required Reading

Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics

Annual questionnaires & reporting instructions

Suggested Reading

Energy Statistics Manual

Manual for statistics on energy consumption in households

International Recommendations for Energy Statistics

Energy Statistics Compilers Manual

Equipment Required



Zsolt VOLFINGER, Fernando DIAZ ALONSO, Cristian FETIE, Antigone GIKAS, Michael GOLL, Olivier DELAUNOY and Marek STURC (Eurostat Unit E.5)

Practical Information





Application  via National Contact Point


3.5 days



Deadline: 12.04.2021