Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Energy Efficiency Measurement and Verification (M&V)

M&V refers to the determination of electricity savings or generation from an EE/RE project. M&V data are important to states because they allow states to: achieve an accurate estimate or measure of EE/RE electricity savings and generation; provide a credible basis for rewarding projects or programs for actual benefits; develop a basis for measuring the success of EE/RE policies and communicating with the public; and determine a basis for estimating emissions avoided due to reduced generation from traditional sources. EPA held Technical Forum calls on this topic in December 2004 and November 2008.

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