What’s In A Measurement & Verification Plan?

First, what is Measurement & Verification?

Measurement and Verification is a process that uses measurement to determine, in a reliable manner, the actual energy savings generated at an individual site by an energy management project. The M&V process consists of planning, measuring, collecting, and analysing data for the purposes of verifying and reporting energy savings within an individual facility, resulting from the implementation of Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs).


What’s in a Measurement & Verification plan?

A key part of the Measurement and Verification process is the first item on the list: planning. Which means developing an M&V Plan. The purpose of an M&V plan is to outline how the savings analysis will be conducted. By documenting the measurement process before anything is implemented, the savings can be measured and analysed in an objective manner during the later stages of the M&V process.


An M&V plan covers 13 topics:


1. Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) Intent

2. Selected IPMVP Option and Measurement Boundary

3. Baseline – Period, Energy and Conditions

4. Reporting Period

5. Basis for Adjustment

6. Analysis Procedure

7. Energy Prices

8. Meter Specifications

9. Monitoring Responsibilities

10. Expected Accuracy

11. Budget

12. Report Format

13. Quality Assurance


Where Can You Learn More About M&V Plans, Process & Protocols?

One of the key learning objectives of the Advanced Measurement and Verification program is Developing an M&V Plan. In this course, participants will learn to use statistical tools for developing M&V plans, and day 2 concludes with the development of an M&V Plan. In this course, participants will increase their knowledge of the M&V process and the preparation or interpretation of plans.


Learn more about the 2-day Advanced Measurement & Verification course today.


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COVID-19 Information for CIET'S Fall 2021 Training Calendar – CIET will continue with virtual training!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021


CIET to continue Virtual Real-Time classroom training this fall!

With well over 100 virtual real-time courses delivered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and based on feedback received from more than 1,600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered this fall will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms.


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