Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment. These measures can then be built in to sustainable energy policies and plans, and their national and local implementation progress can be monitored periodically.
The Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans has been developed for:
- Public Authorities that are seeking better access to local, accurate energy data within their territory for use in sustainable energy planning;
- Energy Planning Facilitators wishing to support the development of advanced collaboration models between public authorities and data providers such as a Regional Data Centre or Energy Observatory;
- and Energy Data Providers willing to play a positive role in the development and implementation of Regional and Local Energy Policies