Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group
SEE Action’s Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Working Group supports investment in energy efficiency by working to improve the credibility and timeliness of the EM&V practice.
- Credibility: increasing the transparency of reported energy efficiency savings, improving the consistency of measurement and verification methods, standardizing approaches to reporting, and creating a set of common definitions for common terms.
- Timing: accelerating the delivery of information regarding the implementation of efficiency programs and measures which helps program administrators adjust programs as they are being implemented instead of having to wait until a program is fully implemented before getting detailed feedback on performance.
Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group Members
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The key efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification resource for novices and experts. Includes definitions, concepts, and steps for calculating savings, avoided emissions, and other impacts.
This document was a very useful resource for the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT)—specifically Section 5 on determining net savings. It provided the information we needed and supported our EM&V team's approach for treating common and tricky issues such as free ridership, participant spillover, and net-to-gross calculation determinations.
Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) Resource Portal is an EM&V resource compendium for energy efficiency program administrators and project managers. The resources focus on tools and approaches that can be applied nationwide, address EM&V consistency, and are recognized by the industry.
Energy efficiency collaboratives vary greatly and are typically designed for a specific jurisdiction, making them hard to compare side by side. This guide seeks to highlight a few common elements and draw conclusions on the overall effectiveness of specific characteristics of collaboratives.