Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Development of an Energy End Use Database for Hong Kong

Client: Hong Kong Government

EnergyConsult staff managed the development of an energy end use database for Hong Kong. The objectives for the database included comparing Hong Kong's energy use with other countries; tracking energy trends from the end-use level; forecasting future energy requirements; and evaluating a range of energy policy instruments and energy efficiency programs. The two-stage project involved assessing the objectives of the database, auditing existing data and primary research to determine the end use consumption of technologies in the residential, commercial, industrial and transport sectors. EnergyConsult staff directed survey efforts to assess equipment choice decisions, trends in the usage of end use technologies and market segment growth. The end use database and forecasting system developed for Hong Kong provides an integrated software environment for energy policy analysis, with an ability to model several types of policies and trends.