GSEP Releases Guidance for Measuring Energy Savings

September 17, 2014 By Karen Henry

clean-energy-ministerial-energy-manageA new guide published by the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group offers organizations practical, step-by-step instructions on performing measurement and verification (M&V) processes on energy efficiency projects to assess their impact and performance.

By providing a methodology that enables practitioners to credibly assess energy performance impacts, the document, Measurement and Verification Process for Calculating and Reporting on Energy and Demand Performancefacilitates more comparable and consistent M&V reporting across GSEP countries and globally. Quantifying how much energy savings are achieved from energy efficiency projects will help M&V practitioners build a business case for energy management systems and help policymakers set realistic energy efficiency policies.

The guide will also help advance the international energy management standard ISO 50001 by elaborating on the reporting process, which the standard does not currently address.

Two South African companies, Veritek and Energy Cybernetics, are pilot-testing the guide as a resource for training energy professionals. Other governments and stakeholders participating in the Energy Management Working Group will gain insights from South Africa’s experiences and be able to use the guide to promote education and training among energy professionals.

The GSEP Energy Management Working Group also published the Energy Performance Measurement and Verification: Guidance on Data Quality, a companion piece to the measurement and verification guide designed to help global M&V practitioners evaluate the quality of M&V data so they can analyze and interpret it.

The GSEP Energy Management Working Group was formed with the primary goal of accelerating broad use of energy management systems in industry and commercial buildings worldwide.

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