The BIEE programme seeks to strengthen the capacity of energy authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean to monitor their energy efficiency, improve data reliability and in turn enhance evidence-based decision-making on energy efficiency. The BIEE programme of activities in undertaking in five stages, the first being a data compilation of basic information which is usually undertaken by the focal point in each country, in coordination with ECLAC. Then the energy efficiency indicators are identified for the 7 sectors being considered by the project: Macro/Energy Balance, Households, Industrial, Services, Agricultural, Transportation and Energy. Finally, the focal points are trained in the interpretation and use of these indicators.
So far, 19 countries in Latin America have agreed to participate in this important initiatives. At this event in Kingston, ECLAC will introduce the main features of the project and demonstrate, through regional examples, the indicators that can be used to monitor energy efficiency. Procedures for measurements and data compilation will also be demonstrated. Participants will also have the opportunity to present recent activities promoting energy efficiency.