To aid industrial customers and facilitate the process of creating a custom project, ESIPs or TSPs also provide a:
The utility may work with their industrial customer and an ESIP to develop a Custom Project Proposal that includes the estimated energy savings, project costs, and a custom M&V plan. The utility will create and submit the proposal to BPA for review and approval. Please note: Although it is a best practice, a Custom Project Proposal is not required for every project, though it is often a good idea.
Any measure not featured on the Unit of Energy Savings Measures List, or that does not have an associated calculator in the BPA Implementation Manual Document Library, can be submitted as a custom project. Individual projects must meet the cost-effectiveness requirements described in the BPA Implementation Manual.