With more than 30 years of experience, USAENE performs Measure & Verification studies using the highest standards to avoid future disputes, and maximizing energy efficiency plans and producing promised energy savings.


USAENE implements clear integrated solutions that offer the kind of accountability and transparency by which actual energy savings are quantified. As an independent agent USAENE has the technical experience to continuously monitor performance in so installations reach and maintain peak performance over time despite changes in use, maintenance, energy cost, and user behavior.


USAENE focuses in the development of M&V Plans, defining case-by-case how the energy savings analysis will be conducted before the ECM is implemented. This provides a degree of objectivity that is absent if the savings is simply evaluated after implementation.


USAENE uses, with general ISO 50,000 guides, the following process to Measure and Verify energy usage as well as savings:


  • Defining a Baseline


Baseline conditions are established for the purpose of estimating savings by comparing the baseline energy use to the post-installation energy use. Baseline information is also used to account for any changes that may occur during the performance period, which may require baseline energy use adjustments.


  • Develop Project Specific Measurement & Verification Plan


The project specific M&V plan includes project-wide items as well as details, including:


  • Details of baseline conditions and data collected

  • Documentation of all assumptions and sources of data

  • What will be verified and when

  • Schedule for all M&V activities

  • Witnessing requirements

  • Details of engineering analysis performed

  • How energy savings will be calculated

  • Utility rates and how they will be used to calculate cost savings

  • Detail any operations & maintenance (O&M) cost savings claimed

  • Define O&M reporting responsibilities

  • Define content and format of all M&V reports (Post-Installation and periodic M&V)

  • How & why the baseline (and therefore savings) may be adjusted

  • Regular-Interval Verification During the Performance Period

This ensures that the M&V monitoring and reporting systems are working properly, in order to allow fine-tuning of measures throughout a determined period of time based on operational feedback in order to avoid unexpected usage.


Measurement & Verification Disputes


USAENE strives to enhance trust and transparency through M&V. Although the purpose of M&V is well understood, the design, calculations and results are sometimes confusing or misinterpreted, causing trust issues and legal disputes between the parties involved. USAENE uses M&V knowledge as one of the key means by which such disputes are settled.


Our extensive technical experience gives us the authority to become impartial agents to solve disputes among all parties involved with energy efficiency projects. USAENE’s goal is to use M&V to demonstrate the value of energy efficiency programs by providing accurate, transparent and consistent assessments of the used methods and performance. Accurate attribution of the energy efficiency program savings is vital to demonstrate and document that these programs accomplish energy efficiency their goals.


In the presence of disputes USAENE:


  • Conducts inspections to verify conditions

  • Performs surveys forms

  • USAENE Oversees:

  • Metering activities

  • Changes in occupancy

  • Changes in operating hours

  • Changes in level of business

  • Physical Changes to the site

  • Analyses metering

  • Modifies baseline if required

  • Calculates reduction costs






Project Description: USAENE developed for XM and CREG process Contract Audit Logistics and Supply Papers, Plant and / or thermal units using liquid fuel to support OEF for the term 2015-2016.


The verification  process included:

• Verification of the quantities of liquid fuel versus contracted quantities needed to meet the obligations to the electric power system.
• Verification of the enforcement of compensation established in the regulations.
• Validation of the amounts contracted services with third parties.
• Verification of the willing for the supply of liquid fuel and functionality for continuous supply of fuel when the system requires logistic schemes.


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Logistics and Supply Audit of Plant and / or thermal units using liquid fuel in support the OEF

Two fundamental factors drive energy savings: performance and usage.


Performance describes how much energy is used to accomplish a specific task; usage describes how much of the task is required, such as the number of operating hours during which a piece of equipment operates.


Measurement and Verification (M&V) are two important key factors to measure both performance and usage in order to assure long-term sustainability and energy efficiency across different industrial and commercial installations. M&V are the terms given to the process for quantifying savings delivered by an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM).