Processing Information for Energy Policy and Ecodevelopment - TIPEE

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While there are numerous initiatives that look at Access Figures energy security and access, or at how to reduce energy’s carbon footprint, there is a startling lack of resources to help decision-makers devise energy policies and measures that both meet ecodevelopment objectives and take into consideration possible impacts from changing climatic conditions, i.e. prevent damage and promote adaptation.[1]

Climate-Proofing Energy Policies

In response, HELIO has developed a methodology and a series of indicators. The tool is called Traitement de l'information pour les politiques énergétiques et l'écodéveloppement / Processing Information for Energy Policy and Ecodevelopment - TIPEE

This tool allows decision makers to check how well national energy policies are contributing to ecodevelopment under fluctuating weather conditions. The TIPEE tool is aimed at energy experts and decision-makers.

TIPEE is a set of 24, easy-to-calculate indicators to evaluate how well their government is providing their citizens with accessible, clean, and affordable energy services. Improvement in indicator calculations over time will reflect genuine progress toward a national energy policy that promotes the overall well-being of its citizens and increased resilience to climate impacts, while respecting the environment. It has been pilot tested in Cameroun, Togo, Benin, Mali.

TIPEE Indicators

TIPEE uses information that is already available in country. HELIO's approach is that:

  • the underlying metric for any indicator must be generally available
  • that data collection and vector/indicator calculation must be simple to do
  • that qualitative input from the experts on the ground is just as valuable as the numbers generated




Indicator 1

Greenhouse gas emissions (CO2)

Greenhouse gas emission (CO2) from the energy sector

Indicator 2

Major local energy pollutant

Concentration or emission level of a significant energy-related local pollutant (CO, NOx, or SOx particulates) per capita

Indicator 3


Number of hectares of deforestation or loss of forest vegetation (biodiversity) used for energy purposes


Indicator 4

Electricity access

Number of households that are electrified

Indicator 5

Household energy burden

Proportion of household income spent on energy services


Indicator 6

Non-renewable energy imports

External energy dependence

Indicator 7

Non-renewable energy reserves

Number of days of stock of non-renewable energy supplies


Indicator 8

Renewable energy

Deployment of modern, local renewable energy

Indicator 9

Energy efficiency

Energy intensity of industry; GHG emissions per unit of production; or energy intensity of the economy

Indicator 10

Quality of electricity supply

Length and recurrence of power cuts and variations in voltage


Indicator 11

Income control

Reduction in the share of energy revenues that escape taxation

Indicator 12

Informed consultation

Public hearings and consultations on the impact assessments of proposed energy projects

Indicator 13

Citizen participation

Active participation of civil society (particularly women) in the energy sector

Indicator 14

Balanced governance

Balanced representation of energy demand and supply stakeholders as well as transparency in the decision-making process


Indicator 15

Vulnerability of thermal power supply

Vulnerability of power plants (and refineries if applicable) to flooding

Indicator 16

Vulnerability of renewable power systems

Vulnerability of renewable energy systems to climatic variations

Indicator 17

Vulnerability of transmission lines

Length of transmission lines/distribution networks threatened by extreme weather events


Indicator 18

Investment assets

Rate of domestic savings/GDP

Indicator 19

Mobilisation of renewable energy potential

Proportion of national investment earmarked for renewable energy and energy efficiency

Indicator 20

Local technical capacity

Annual number of science and engineering graduates per total population

Indicator 21

Scientific information

Availability of risk maps (flooding, desertification, contamination)

Indicator 22

Siting guidelines

Climate-proofing guidelines for power plant siting and building

Indicator 23

Crisis management

Emergency plans for power plants

Indicator 24


Availability of domestic insurance policies that account for climate change-related damages


► The complete TIPEE Manual is available for consultation (available only in French).

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