August 7, 2018

The following tool has been developed in the frame of the ODYSSEE-MURE project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

The objective of this tool is to explain the variation of the energy consumption over a given period through a decomposition into various explanatory effects, among which the most important ones are the economic activity and energy savings. The other effects depend on the sector (e.g. lifestyles changes, structural changes). 

The user has first to select the country and the sector for which the consumption is decomposed:

  • Primary, i.e. gross domestic consumption with or without non-energy uses;
  • Final, i.e. total final energy consumption (without non-energy uses);
  • Power
  • Industry
  • Transport
  • Households
  • Services
  • Agriculture

For some sectors, a sub-sector can be selected (e.g. heating for households, cars for transport). 

Several options are offered:

  • Change the period of the decomposition.
  • Change the unit in which the energy consumption variation is measured;
  • Change the type of graph to visualize the decomposition (waterfall or histogram);
  • Make the decomposition at normal climate.