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EVO is pleased to announce the publication of the International Energy Efficiency Financing Protocol (IEEFP), which provides guidelines for Local Financing Institutions (LFIs) around the world to evaluate and finance energy efficiency and savingsbased renewable energy projects (Energy Savings Projects or ESPs). The IEEFP is a long-term grass-roots solution to financing Energy Savings Projects, which aims to create a better understanding among LFIs and other global stakeholders of how ESPs generate reliable savings, new cash flow and increased credit capacity for repayment of loans. It is envisioned that the IEEFP will ultimately become the global blueprint for educating and training LFIs around the world on the special intricacies and benefits of financing ESPs. At the core of the IEEFP is the need to measure and verify energy savings created by the Energy Savings Projects to ensure sustainability of the reduced energy costs.

The initial effort to develop a standardised financing protocol, which was supported by the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), encompassed research and development of Best Practices currently used by LFIs in Mexico and Thailand to finance ESPs, and served as a base for developing the “umbrella” Protocol. The resulting IEEFP outlines Standardised Concepts for approaches and methods that, with minor modification, can be leveraged to enhance approaches to financing ESPs around the world. EVO is prepared to customise this Protocol to the unique aspects of each country’s financing systems and present training for local financiers, as was done in Mexico. EVO acknowledges the financial support of APEC, as well as the UN Foundation and the U.K. Global Opportunities Fund in developing the initial detailed training for Mexican financiers.

The IEEFP is available now for EVO Subscribers and will be available to the general public October 15, 2009. EVO Subscribers will also enjoy the use of EVO’s electronic Subscriber Repository for tools and resources to help financiers capitalise on energy efficiency opportunities (currently being developed). If you would like to enjoy these and all the benefits of being an EVO Subscriber, join us today at www.evo-world.org/subscribe.php.

IPMVP Light
EVO, in cooperation with CEATI International Inc., has published a “pocket-sized” version of the leading international standard in M&V protocols, the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume I. This “Energy Savings Measurement Guide” extracts key elements of the IPMVP and adds some simple examples. The Guide is available for download from the Library section of EVO’s site both as a smaller computer-viewable file and as a file printable on 5”x7” paper. A French version will be published soon. The IPMVP is typically cited as good practice in numerous government and utility energy efficiency programmes and emission trading regimes around the world, and as the basis for U.S. federal, state and utility M&V protocols. CEATI International Inc. www.CEATI.com brings electrical utility industry professionals together, through focused interest groups and collaborative projects, to identify and address technical issues that are critical to their organisations. EVO thanks CEATI International for its support.

New IPMVP Translations: Spanish , Portuguese, Polish and Mandarin
EVO is pleased to announce the publication of four new translations of the latest (2007) edition of its flagship product, the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP), Volume I. Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Mandarin versions have been added to the IPMVP library, which already includes English and French versions of its 2007 Volume I edition. Other Volumes and earlier editions are also available in Chinese, Czech, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian. The IPMVP provides an overview of current best practice techniques available for verifying results of energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects in commercial and industrial facilities. It may also be used by facility operators to assess and improve facility performance. Energy conservation measures (ECMs) covered in the protocol include fuel and electricity saving measures, water efficiency measures, and load shifting through retrofit of equipment, modification of operating procedures, or new installation better than standards. All Volumes and versions for the IPMVP are available in the Library section of EVO’s site.

Up For Discussion: 2009 Trend Explanations
EVO’s online discussion forums, formerly only for EVO Subscribers, have morphed into a blog for the public. Recent postings include:

  • Smart Grid and the Smart Hackers 
  • Wholesale Electricity Markets Remain Competitive
  • Defining Energy Efficiency
  • A Wider View of M&V
  • New Marketplace for Energy Efficiency

Visit the EVO Blog at http://ipmvp.blogspot.com/ to find out more and let us know what you think.

EVO seeks volunteers
EVO is a volunteer led and run organisation. As such we are always keen to find more volunteers anywhere in the world to help us develop and promote standards for performance risk management in energy and water efficiency projects. Right now we are particularly interested in finding volunteers for:

  • Drafting sample IPMVP adherent M&V Plans and Savings reports
  • Delivering our messages in many countries and various languages
  • Translating our documents
  • Enhancing our website as the central reference point for the M&V community.
  • Promoting IPMVP in the carbon reduction community
  • Promoting IPMVP amongst national and international standard setting bodies.

If you wish to volunteer, please contact Desi at evo.central@evoworld.org.

New ways to support EVO’s mission
EVO has made it easier for supporters to find a home for themselves among our Organisational Subscribers. The new schedule of rates includes “in-kind” supporters and several new levels of financial support based on the type and size of organisation. We hope this system makes it easy for you to select a way to support EVO’s mission that matches your organisational profile.

EVO is operated by many volunteers, Affiliates and “in kind” supporters (all recognised on our website). However they all depend on the core funding EVO receives from generous subscribers, including all EVO board members, private corporations, utilities, industry associations and more than 75 individuals (see a current list of Organisational Subscribers on our website). This global and growing support enables EVO’s work to expand activities (see EVO’s 2009 Programme Plan on our website) under its Mission.

We believe the world community benefits from EVO’s activities. Therefore we invite your support at a level reflecting your role in the community, according to the categories and support levels shown below:

  • Sustaining subscriber
  • Corporation or energy supplier:
    • Primary subscriber
    • Senior subscriber
    • Associate subscriber (Annex 1)
  • Non-Profit Entity, Educational Institution
  • Government subscriber, regulator, Government agency (not an energy supplier)
    • Large government subscriber
    • Small government subscriber
  • Individual subscriber 
  • Student subscriber 
  • In Kind supporter

Visit EVO’s site for more information on the benefits of supporting EVO (www.evoworld.org, and click on “Ways to Support EVO’s Mission” in the “Subscribe/Join Us” drop down menu).

EVO thanks its subscribers
EVO wishes to thank its Individual and Organisational Subscribers – it is only with their support and the efforts of our tireless volunteers that we are able to fulfill our mission. Thank you!

Organisational subscribers
Primary
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Southern California Edison

Senior
BC Hydro
Itron, Inc.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
The Energy Foundation

Associate
Bonneville Power Administration
Conzerv Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Direct Energy Marketing Limited
European Building Automation Controls Association (EU.BAC)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Nexant, Inc.
North American Energy Standards Board
Ontario Power Authority
Quantec, LLC
Quantum Energy Services & Technologies, Inc.
SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd.
Summit Blue Consulting, LLC
Taiwan Green Productivity Foundation (TGPF)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)