Lessons Learned in Measurement and Verification of C&I Projects
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Kimia Yeganeh, Engineering Manager at CLEAResult in Toronto
As the industrial conservation programs in Ontario have matured, M&V has become more important than ever. There are many program insights, observations, and lessons learned from multiple years of measurement and verification (M&V) of various commercial and industrial (C&I) projects across a wide range of industries. Important insights can be drawn on how to improve program design, development of M&V plans, and establishment of accurate baselines, which include balancing customer needs and regulatory requirements. For example, the regulator has incorporated some of the learnings in the redesign of their Process and Systems Upgrade (PSU) program rules (a program that is geared towards M&V of complex retrofits). This paper will provide an overview of M&V in the C&I sector, with relation to Ontario’s electricity conservation programs, program requirements and protocols for development of M&V plans and reports, while focusing on case studies for combined heat and power (CHP) systems and compressed air systems as well as program data to draw insights.