The importance of following the correct methodologies and protocols in measuring and verifying energy savings is becoming a prerequisite for ensuring successful application of financial incentives.
Fund managers of incentive schemes want to be sure that the energy that is being saved, which they are paying for, is in fact true savings. Measuring such a saving is actually the process of measuring a ‘void’, something you cannot see or has not been used.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), in cooperation with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), has established the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®) program with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing area of the energy industry, and raising the overall professional standards within the measurement and verification field.
The International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), first established by the U.S. D.O.E., has become the internationally recognized protocol for performance measurement and verification (M&V). The IPMVP guidelines, built with the help of organizations from 16 countries and hundreds of individual experts from 25 nations, provides a consistent, reliable approach to M&V around the world.
AEE presents the next CMVP® training in South Africa, through its approved training partner, the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), on: Mon-Wed 18-20 March 2013 in Port Elizabeth
- Download registration forms here.
Energy Cybernetics exhibits at the Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention.