Developing an index of energy and water resourcefulness for 16 countries
Vivid Economics was commissioned by the utilities technology and services company Itron to update an index of national resourcefulness in the use of energy and water, which Vivid had developed. Leveraging previous experience, Vivid designed and implemented a quantitative analysis of factors influencing energy and water productivity, and identified the key factors affecting energy and water resourcefulness. Econometric analysis and Itron’s survey of utility executives’ opinions were then used to determine the weighting of the factors within the index. The integrated approach used delivered an analytically robust and intuitive index of resourcefulness for the client’s 16 key economies.
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