Regional & National EM&V

Regional Collaboration

The EM&V Forum works regionally with independent system operators from across the northeast and Mid-Atlantic. See below for information about regional EM&V policies and standards.

ISO-NE M&V Manual – The ISO New England Forward Capacity Market allows for energy efficiency and other demand side resources to participate in the wholesale market, where such resources must comply with its M&V standards that are set forth in its most recent M-MVDR Manual.  

PJM Interconnection M&V Manual – The PJM RTO, as part of its Reliability Pricing Model, also allows for energy efficiency to bid into its RPM (wholesale capacity market) albeit under different terms than does the ISO New England.  The PJM M&V manual largely mirrors the ISO-NE M&V manual.  The PJM Manual 18B: Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification provides the framework for a measurement and verification plan for an energy efficiency resource.

National Collaboration

The EM&V Forum works nationally with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and other national networks. See below for information about national EM&V policies and standards.

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network  is a state- and local-led effort facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take energy efficiency to scale and achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020. SEE Action efforts include an Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) Working Group that leads SEE Action’s efforts to improve energy efficiency management by increasing the accuracy, credibility, and timeliness of EM&V results.  See the SEE Action Evaluation webpage for a range of national EM&V resources, protocols and information.

The US DOE Uniform Methods Project focuses on developing a framework and set of protocols for determining the energy savings from specific energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross energy savings for common residential and commercial measures offered in ratepayer-funded initiatives in the United Sates. They represent a refinement of the body of knowledge supporting energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities, and have been written by technical experts within the field and reviewed by industry experts.  See Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols.

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