June 5, 2013: DOE Publishes Protocols for Showing Energy Savings
Protocols Determine the Savings from Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Developed in collaboration with technical experts under the Uniform Methods Project, DOE said these protocols offer a straightforward approach for calculating energy savings generated from common residential and commercial energy efficiency measures.
Currently, there are differences in the way public utility commissions, utilities, contractors, and energy efficiency program administrators calculate energy savings in different jurisdictions and regions of the country. Adopting the new protocols, titled Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures (www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/53827.pdf), will help to increase confidence about reported energy savings from energy efficiency programs, stated DOE.
Publication date: 6/3/2013