EcoMetric completed the first-ever in-depth study of a Canadian province’s commercial lighting market between 2017 and 2018 that found T12 lighting is not entirely obsolete. We leveraged data on historical sales trends and manufacturing, forecasts of lighting product demand and in-depth interviews with major players in the commercial lighting market to develop a mathematical model for a blended baseline for both general service screw-ins and linear lighting measures.
EcoMetric was retained to conduct an on-going advanced M&V project for a Californian gas utility’s multi-family water heater program. As part of this work, EcoMetric is calculating the expected natural gas savings utilizing NMEC billing analysis based on a temperature, time-of-week, and occupancy regression model. The advanced M&V is customized for each participant based on hourly gas consumption data. Advanced analytical methods, leveraging robust gas AMI data, provide a cutting-edge perspective of the savings achieved by the program.
EcoMetric leads an on-going advanced billing analysis for a Strategic Energy Management (SEM) program where the utility pays the salary of a full-time energy manager at participating organizations to identify and implement energy improvements within the facility. The types of measures encountered are as diverse as the industry in the province including improvements to compressed air systems in manufacturing operations, operations & maintenance measures, and variable frequency drives on large process motors.
EcoMetric helped design the 2017-2019 DSM plans for a consortium of three Colorado gas utilities. The project included developing a comprehensive measure database for all potential DSM measures, selecting which measures to include in programs, defining incremental costs and measure lives, designing the incentive structures and program strategies, determining evaluation methods, running program cost-effectiveness models, and preparing regulatory filings.
EcoMetric is currently working on the Statewide Evaluation (SWE) Team for DSM programs in Pennsylvania. Our work focuses on evaluating the performance of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation program portfolios of the seven large utilities. EcoMetric is also working to improve the state’s TRM, developing MS Excel calculators to help the utilities and their contractors easily implement the TRM algorithms and calculate savings, developing guidance for cost effectiveness analysis, and conducting market potential studies to set goals for the utilities.
EcoMetric was retained to complete a Combined heat and power (CHP) market potential assessment to identify the best application of CHP analyzing thermal and electric loads at large commercial and industrial sites. The CHP potential assessment includes a unique approach to measuring potential through analyzing customer usage data, system pricing, customer willingness to implement surveys, and previous participation to determine the overall technical, economic, and achievable CHP potential.
Multi-year evaluation of a North American Whole Building P4P program for multi-site customers including ongoing impact, process and market effects analyses. Ex-post energy savings and demand reduction achievements are calculated via whole premise hourly billing regression modeling and development of 8760 load shapes with temperate and time-of-week model. Individual model coefficients are fit for each customer utilizing site specific records for weather, occupancy, and monthly schedule.
Impact & Process study of a statewide Weatherization Assistance Program including the the verification of savings based on a participant and control group, phone and on-site verification, analysis of non-energy benefits, cost effectiveness analysis, occupant comfort and process improvement study. Includes development of per unit deemed savings estimates based on energy modeling and billing analysis for over 50 home improvement measures.