This seminar covers topics in energy planning and forecasting. The main objective is to introduce participants to the principal challenges faced by various countries relative to the energy sector. The extent of these challenges differs according to a country’s level of development, basic energy resources and general stance on state intervention. More specifically, we will cover the information system required to monitor the energy sector, the relation of energy consumption to demographic and macro-economic variables and the determinants of energy consumption. The last section of the course covers energy forecasting models.