Energy experts from Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago discussed their experiences in gathering and analysing EE, as well as the challenges and lessons learnt in gathering EE data, in the context of the final training workshop of a project focused on the Development of a Database of Energy Efficiency Indicators (BIEE), which was hosted by the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean.
The training, which was the last in a series of workshops held at intervals over the last 12 months, facilitated a review of the first set of country reports from the four countries. During the series of workshops, participants have been exposed to the BIEE methodology.
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 tool provides a template to gather national data for assessing and analysing policies and programmes on EE. It also facilitates the regional comparability of the energy sector, and promotes the implementation, monitoring and standardization of EE policies and programmes.
The series of workshops are a joint initiative under the project, which was managed by ECLAC Caribbean, with support from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME).