Energy Efficiency - “From Boiler Room to Board Room”
By aligning to the objectives of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, an important AEEE agenda is to create a pool of skilled and competent Energy Auditors and M&V professionals. AEEE visualizes a 4 step procedure in this pricess
Level 1: Energy Audit – Certified Energy Auditor/Manager identifies opportunities, but does not achieve EE
Level 2: Investment Grade audits & develop projects/ DPRs that can attract Banks/ institutional funding
Level 3: Certified M&V Professional (CMVP), use reliable, International M&V protocols to compute energy savings, expertise in EE Financing to ensure and keep track of payback by means of International EE Financing Protocol (IEEFP)
Level 4: Carbon Accounting – Carbon Reduction Manager
Measurement & Verification
In response to industry demand, AEEE organizes M&V training programmes on the International Performance & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) recognized as M&V standard in more than 40 nations world wide. IPMVP is developed and conducted by Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO). AEEE is an Affiliate of EVO in India since 2009
AEEE organized the first ever Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) training and the certification exam, South Asia - AEEE-EVO affiliate certified 30 CMVPs in India
IPMVP is a set of protocols developed under the US Department of Energy (DOE) to harmonize energy Measurement & Verification Protocols for measuring energy and cost savings. Over 150 volunteers (owners, financiers, contractors, consultants, academics, utilities) from 15 countries wrote IPMVP for ESCO industry in 2001 and currently it is maintained by EVO. IPMVP is the next step of Energy Audit exercise, beyond “Assessment for Energy saving Opportunities”. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the private sector have started adopting and promoting Performance Contracting in the ESCO mode and there is a large resultant demand for M&V expertise in the industry. IPMVP addresses the need for M&V guidelines that will create sustainable practices in the long run and provide knowledge enhancement.
Demand Side Management
AEEE is working on developing best practices and models for promoting energy efficiency and Demand Side Management. The core team of AEEE members and its partners ASE and IRG have actively engaged in DSM discussions and programme formulation, over the last decade. AEEE in association with international scientific bodies (LBNL and partners), are working towards capacity building programmes of Regulatory Agencies and Utilities to evaluate, measurement and verification (M&V) DSM programmes.