Evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) is a long-established practice using engineering calculations and statistical models to verify estimated energy savings, assess the performance of energy efficiency utility system resources, and help inform recommendations for future implementation activities. Having a clear understanding of how a program will deliver results is critical to an effective EM&V process, and understanding how to best support the various components of the EM&V process is also vital to the success of a program.
In this document, VEIC examines current trends and presents case studies that highlight the evolution and application of EM&V and showcases how the shift in M&V practices can best support innovative program design and results. This guidebook also leverages critical insights and questions gathered through the regional engagement and input of more than 40 Midwestern stakeholders and key national experts.
This activity was part of a Missouri Department of Economic Development, Division of Energy, and U.S Department of Energy (US DOE) grant-funded program that supported the successful development of Missouri’s first state-wide Technical Reference Manual (TRM) and this document’s exploration into and consideration of M&V 2.0.