The Indian Ocean Commision has mandated Enerdata, in collaboration with the German research organization Fraunhofer, to create an energy information system for its five member nations – the islands of Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, and Comoros. This is an important first step in the development of a Regional Energy Observatory in the Indian Ocean.
The objectives of this project, lasting from February through August 2019 are:
- Improving the tracking of energy statistics at the regional level within the five countries
- Assisting the countries that don’t yet have energy information systems in place
- Harmonizing the statistics and competencies of the countries
- Capacity-building with the aim of forming local teams leading to automony
- Developing a web interface to present the collected information
- Calculating indicators and energy balances
- Developing a regional observatory to be fed by the information systems of each country
Establishing an Indian Ocean Energy Observatory will permit the five countries to centralize their energy policies and data, in order to better track their progress on energy efficiency and renewable energy development.
In February, Karine Pollier – Enerdata’s Head of Energy Statistics – met with the local teams in four of the five countries involved to launch our project with the Indian Ocean Commission. Karine is pictured here with the Comoros team.