Chile

Preparation of measurement and verification plans for public buildings and industrial entreprises

EXPERTISE : , Project Implementation
SECTOR : , Commercial, Industrial

Client

(ACEE) Agencia Chilena de Eficiencia Energética

Project description

The Agencia Chilena de Eficiencia Energética (AchEE) is responsible for studying, assessing, promoting, disclosing and developing all kinds of initiatives related to the efficient use, diversification and saving of energy.

The AchEE intends to determine the savings associated to each project to help it make better informed decisions when awarding performance contracts to implementation projects proposed by industrial enterprises and the Programa de Eficiencia Energética en Edificios Públicos (Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Program).

Highlights

Econoler was mandated to prepare and deliver measurement and verification (M&V) plans for nine projects. The M&V plans were developed based on the IPMVP protocol. To fulfill the mandate, Econoler performed the following activities:

  • Visits to facilities
  • Identification, analysis and classification of relevant information about selected projects, and
  • Development of M&V plans for the projects

The following is a list of the buildings and industrial enterprises for which M&V plans were developed:
PDI Coyhaique building:

  • This building was not visited
  • Two M&V plans were prepared, one for the thermal system and the other for the lighting system

INE building:

  • This building was visited
  • Two M&V plans were prepared, one for the pumping system and the other for the lighting system

Defensoría Pública building – Valparaíso:

  • This building was visited
  • One M&V plan was prepared for the lighting system

Escuela Naval building – Valparaíso:

  • This building was visited
  • Four M&V plans were prepared, respectively for 1) the lighting system, 2) the thermal systems powered by natural gas and diesel (boilers, laundry); 3) the thermal systems powered by LPG (including the solar thermal system); and 4) the laundry equipment to measure its changes in consumption

Ministerio de Justicia building:

  • This building was visited
  • One M&V plan was prepared for the lighting system

Industria Viña Errázuriz – Santa Cruz:

  • This industrial enterprise was not visited
  • One M&V plan was prepared for the implementation of a biomass boiler

Industria Viña Errázuriz Panquehue:

  • This industrial enterprise was visited
  • One M&V plan was prepared for the implementation of a biomass boiler

Industria GoldenFrost:

  • This industrial enterprise was visited
  • One M&V plan was prepared for the lighting system

Industria Hunter Douglas:

  • This industrial enterprise was visited
  • One M&V plan was prepared for the implementation of a solar thermal system

Additionally, Econoler worked with the Measurement and Verification Department of the AChEE to ensure both accurate information gathering and proper reception and interpretation of the M&V plans described above.

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