22 October 2012 – Measurement and verification (M&V) is the most critical component in any project where the savings of any form of energy need to be quantified. In an initiative led by the University of Pretoria, a book titled “Energy Efficiency Measurement& Verification Practices: Demystifying M&V through South African Case Studies” will be launched at the 7th Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention 2012 (2012 SAEEC), on 14 November 2012at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
M&V performed in accordance with the SANS 50 010 standard, inspected by an independent third party that is a registered M&V inspection body, ensures that there is no conflict of interest between project developers and the relevant client, and provides maximum credibility and transparency of energy savings reported.
South Africa has over a decade of hands-on experience in developing the M&V market for the energy sector, and the experience gained has been captured in the format of this reference book. Written by M&V professionals in South Africa, the book is a collection of 32 papers on various energy efficiency M&V projects in industries that include:
- Lighting systems
- Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) mass roll-out programme
- Compressed air
- Cooling auxiliaries
- Heat pumps
- Air conditioners
- Refrigeration systems
- Pumping systems
- Low flow shower heads
- Residential load management
- High and low pressure solar water heaters
- Awareness raising and behaviour changes
The case studies in the papers cover project sites in residential homes, commercial buildings, mines, supermarkets, power plants, etc.
M&V methodologies is the main focus of discussion for each paper which also feature real-life project information on M&V modelling techniques that contain the baseline establishment, independent variable determination, baseline adjustment, metering plan design, and savings calculations for various types of energy efficiency projects.