Utilities and their industrial customers enroll in energy project management by committing to an energy-savings goal of at least 1 million kWh per year, identifying a qualified individual to serve as EPM, and signing an enrollment agreement.
To achieve the target savings within the 12 – 18 month enrollment period, the EPM works in tandem with their utility ESIP, and any Technical Service Providers who perform services, including project scoping, assessments, and post-project measurement and verificiation necessary to develop and implement projects.
The steps to enroll and implement the energy project management component include:
- The utility and industrial customer meets to discuss the need for an EPM and the utility's ability to provide EPM co-funding
- Schedule a preliminary facility assessment with the ESIP or a Technical Service Provider to identify projects and confirm ability to achieve at least 1 million kWh energy savings
- Designate a qualified individual to serve as the EPM
- Execute an enrollment agreement between the utility and their industrial customer, document the site's commitment to pursue projects, and support at least 1 million kWh savings goal and the specific terms of the utilitiy's offer for co-funding
- Develop and submit a Comprehensive Plan to the utility and BPA
- Provide the utility and ESI program updates to the Comprehensive Plan at six month intervals, and a final EPM Report at the conclusion of the EPM's term
The utility may re-enroll the energy project management component if the site continues to support the position and commits to a subsequent savings goal of at least 1 million kWh.