The objective of this course is to understand how to measure and verify energy savings achieved through various energy efficiency initiatives.
Participant will be introduced to the fundamentals of measurement and verification (M&V), including the internationally recognised methodologies and protocols which are used by professionals in the energy industry.
The content of this course covers the M&V guidelines for Eskom Integrated Demand Management (IDM) projects, tax incentives and internationally approved frameworks for reporting on energy saving initiatives.
At completion of the course, the participant will have an understanding of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and South African National Standards (SANS) 50010:2010, as well as how to correctly create M&V reports.
What to expect from the course
- Collect and measure energy consumption data
- Analyse energy tariffs
- Analyse the demand profile
- Analyse an electrical load inventory
- Analyse a thermal load inventory
- Identify and select instrumentation for energy audits
- Calculate energy density
- Assess costs and benefits
Benefits of attending the course
- Be able to perform complete M&V studies for energy projects
- Be able to create accurate and complete energy baselines for plants and companies
- Understand and work with the applicable M&V standards: SANS 50010:2010 and IPMVP
- Be able to perform energy adjustments on data for M&V purposes
- Be able to compile all the necessary M&V documents and documentation
- Be familiar with South African tax incentives for energy efficiency and the corresponding M&V requirements
Who should attend?
- Engineers and project managers who are involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
- Sustainability managers and consultants
- Job searchers looking to enter the growing M&V field
- Metering companies, so as to understand the metering requirements for M&V
Did you know?
Terra Firma Academy courses are developed by the experts at Terra Firma Solutions.
Terra Firma Solutions is a leading energy engineering solution provider who deliver a start-to-end solution, beginning with strategy development, leading to project implementation, support and maintenance.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
Louise Dowie, Environmental Scientist at WESSA
I now have a better understanding of the process behind developing an environmental policy & strategy for a corporate company. The course was well worth my time & money and I look forward to putting into practice what I've learnt.
Karlien de Bruin , GraySwan Investments
The Carbon Footprint Analyst course was one of the best courses I have ever attended. The course was really practical and after the course you should be able to apply what was learnt. The lecturer also shared his knowledge and experience that he picked up while working in the field which added extra weight to the course material.
Steve Hearder - Product Development Officer, Eskom
I would just like to thank Terra Firma for a great Measurement and Verification course, this was possibly the best course that I have done.
Lebogang Malatsi - Environmental Reporting Dept, Tiger Brands
Great course which was well presented. Group discussions were insightful and the lecturer knew her subject very well.
Edwin Makushu - Senior Ecopreneur, Food & Trees for Africa
This course should be added as one of the core modules in high institutions' environmental qualifications. I plan to use the skills I learned to calculate and report on Carbon footprints of big industries in South Africa. Seeing that the carbon tax will be phased as from January 2016, every company will need a detailed report of its footprint.
Isabella Daly - Environmental Manager, Canon SA
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Tony Laugton - EHS / Sustainability Manager, Glaxo Smith Kline
The course objectives were fully met. It was easy to follow, although some of the other students had difficulties with the detail of math, but the facilitator was very helpful and approachable to overcome these difficulties.
Peter Harris - Ex Head of Sustainability, AFGRI
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Shepherd Nkosi - Energy Manager, Transnet Port Terminals – HQ
I attended the Energy Efficiency Management course through the NBI EELN programme. It was very enjoyable and of perfect duration. The facilitator knew is subject and I would definitely recommend it to others.
Derik Dreyer - Energy Efficiency Champion, Anglo American
Very good introduction to the intermediate calculations in energy management. Very interactive and good tools for managing energy for the future.
Mahomed Banoo, EHS Manager at Cell C
I attended the Environmental Strategy course facilitated by Dave Bonellie, who was very knowledgeable and approachable. The course brings light into the complex development of a comprehensive, realistic and feasible corporate Environmental Strategy. It offers a tool, which can be applied to any strategy development.
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