Energy efficiency schemes like ESS in NSW and VEET in Victoria have long been built on estimating and deeming to set energy-saving and emissions-reduction calculations for issuing tradable certificates. Technology and rising expectations for accuracy are now driving the sector towards actual measurement and verification (M&V). Leading operators in the Accredited Certificate Providers (ACP) sector are always looking for ways to improve profitability, and to create new offerings to differentiate from more vanilla competitors. Benefits of real data-backed M&V can include: Improving operational efficiency and certificate monetisation; streamlining data management; developing new monitoring and analytics services that extend into areas such as asset management and predictive maintenance.
A graphic showing a ‘future model’ for energy services, that will replace deeming with real data will be presented. Wattwatchers team member James Clements is a leading business expert in this space.