The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) collects aid flow data at activity level based on a standard methodology and agreed definitions. The Aid to Energy Generation and Supply sector is broken down into 17 sub sectors covering policy, research, training, distribution as well as generation by type.
Related reporting codes and descriptions
CODES DESCRIPTION Clarifications / Additional notes on coverage
DAC 5 / CRS
ENERGY GENERATION AND SUPPLY
Energy policy and administrative management
Energy sector policy, planning and programmes; aid to energy ministries; institution capacity building and advice; unspecified energy activities including energy conservation.
Power generation/non-renewable sources
Thermal power plants including when heat source cannot be determined; combined gas-coal power plants.
Power generation/renewable sources
Including policy, planning, development programmes, surveys and incentives. Fuelwood/ charcoal production should be included under forestry (31261).
Electrical transmission/ distribution
Distribution from power source to end user; transmission lines.
Delivery for use by ultimate consumer.
Oil-fired power plants
Including diesel power plants.
Gas-fired power plants
Coal-fired power plants
Nuclear power plants
Including nuclear safety.
Hydro-electric power plants
Including power-generating river barges.
Including photo-voltaic cells, solar thermal applications and solar heating.
Wind energy for water lifting and electric power generation.
Including ocean thermal energy conversion, tidal and wave power.
Densification technologies and use of biomass for direct power generation including biogas, gas obtained from sugar cane and other plant residues, anaerobic digesters.
Applies to all energy sub-sectors; all levels of training.
Including general inventories, surveys.
Notes: Extraction of raw materials for power generation should be included in the mining sector. Energy manufacturing should be included in the industry sector.
Analyses and reports