Organisations should report details of all energy saving projects that have been implemented. You can also report details of any projects that are planned.
Reporting project data
You will need the following data to report a project:
- Project name
- Location of facilities at which project was or will be implemented
- Implementation year
- Status – planned or complete
- Energy savings attributable to the project in kilowatt-hours (kWh) - as a total, or broken down by electricity, thermal and transport
- Estimated duration of savings (years), i.e. for how many years will the project achieve savings?
- Project type
- Whether the project used Triple E equipment
- Approach / methodology used or proposed for use to verify savings (if any)
You should report all projects implemented as far back as your baseline. However, if projects implemented before this period are still generating energy savings for your organisation, you can also include them as well. You can also report projects that you are planning to implement.
If you have implemented a suite of energy efficiency projects at a facility, you have two options with respect to reporting the projects:
- Preferred option: report each sub-project as a separate entry complete with quantified energy savings for each individual sub-project
- Alternative option: report the entire suite of projects as a single entry, complete with quantified energy savings for the overall suite of projects
The savings reported must match the suite of projects or sub-project as you have described them. Be careful not to double count any reported savings.
Approach to verification
Ideally, organisations should adopt a form of measurement and verification (M&V) to determine the actual savings achieved by an energy management project. This is an important element of effective energy management because projects do not always yield the level of savings as anticipated.
You can select one of the following verification methods, or, if no verification was undertaken, and the savings values entered are estimates, you can select 'none'.
IPMVP or equivalent
The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) is an internationally referenced framework used to calculate energy savings. As savings cannot be directly measured, savings are calculated by comparing measured consumption before and after project implementation.
Retrospective analysis of savings
This is an analysis of relevant energy consumption data undertaken after project implementation to calculate the savings attributable to the project, for cases where the analysis did not use the formal IPMVP or equivalent framework.
This is an analysis of relevant energy consumption and other data undertaken before project implementation to calculate the projected savings.