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Methodological explanation for the news release:

Balance of Heat

Sources of data collection

Sources of data collection for the annual report on Heat are: Monthly surveys on energy, Ene.3, Ene.6, Ene.7, Ene.13, Annual surveys on energy, Ene.53, Ene.56, Ene.57, Ene.63, Annual survey on forestry, Annual survey on agriculture, Estimation of consumption in households by types of energy commodities.

Data scope

In the process of collecting data from the reporting units the method of full coverage is used (for business entities that perform production as main activity), as well as the sample method (for business entities from industrial sectors).


For defining the categories in the balance scheme the Annual questionnaire for Heat, 2009 of Eurostat, ECE/UN and IEA/OECD is used.

Autoproducer thermal power stations are plants for combined production of Electricity and Heat.

CHP plants are combined heat and power plants, which produce both heat and electricity intended for sale.

Main activity producer heat plants and Autoproducer heat plants are plants for production of Heat (for consumption of public and other sectors).

Available for final consumption is Heat available to final consumers.

Statistical difference = Available for final consumption - Final energy consumption.

Coal = Bituminous Coal + Sub-Bituminous Coal + Brown Coal + Lignite.

Petroleum products = Refinery gas + LPG + Heating Gasoil + Residual Fuel Oil.

Biomass = wood fuel + wood waste.

Calculation method

For calculating the Balance of Derived Heat (total, by months), the methodology ''Energy Statistics Methodology Eurostat F4, 1998'' is used.


In the distribution of the final Heat consumption the National Classification of Activities (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia No.09/2006) is used.

Last updated: 08.02.2011


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