The Pacific Northwest Power Act specifically calls on BPA to pursue cost-effective energy efficiency that is “reliable and available at the time it is needed.”
Measurement and Verification, or M&V, is a process of planning, measuring, collecting and analyzing data to verify and report energy savings within a facility or facilities resulting from the implementation of energy-efficiency measures. Custom projects require site-specific M&V to support reliable estimates of savings. BPA protocols direct activities and are reference documents for reliable M&V.
In recent rate periods, custom project energy savings are 20%–30% of BPA Energy Efficiency’s overall savings achievements.