Demand-side data and energy efficiency indicators
A guide to designing a national roadmap
IEA (2023), Demand-side data and energy efficiency indicators, IEA, Paris https://www.iea.org/reports/demand-side-data-and-energy-efficiency-indicators, License: CC BY 4.0
Energy efficiency indicators are key to tracking energy efficiency progress for a variety of purposes (e.g. policy making, monitoring targets, making energy projections, developing scenarios and planning, and benchmarking). This guide is for professionals and decision makers, describing options and good practices for the collection of energy end-use data and the development of energy efficiency indicators at the national level. In parallel, it can also be used as an assessment tool, helping countries/economies to locate their starting point, and to identify appropriate targets according to their respective national interests and priorities.
The roadmap presented here encompasses the results of a consultation exercise across countries and presents good practices and practical tips. It acknowledges that there is no single solution, but a number of possible pathways instead, depending on national contexts and priorities. The roadmap is a strategic document looking at the whole value chain in the development of efficiency indicators, from the initial point where the need for data and indicators arises up to the later dissemination and data use stages, and is meant to be a useful resource for practitioners across the globe in the development of energy efficiency indicators.
Energy Efficiency Indicators Data Explorer
Explore energy and emission data by country, end-uses and product, from 2000 onwards in four sectors (residential, services, industry and transport) for IEA member countries and beyond
National Data Collection Practices
Methodologies to collect data on energy end-uses across sectors (transport, industry, residential, services)
Energy Efficiency Indicators Highlights
Free version of Energy Efficiency Indicators database with selected data highlights that includes total final energy consumption by end use and a selection of end uses and years