Using measurements in monitoring energy efficiency policies: examples from 5 countries

Measurement is one way to ensure reliability of data used to calculate energy savings. This is for example used for metered energy savings as specified in the Annex V of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Unlike deemed savings, using metered energy savings does not require to define standardised types of energy efficiency actions: it can be used to assess energy savings from energy efficiency projects tailored to the end-use site.

Using measurement raises various issues, for example about what is to be measured or metered, ensuring consistency in the measurement and calculation methods, or whether too demanding requirements may create barriers to the implementation or reporting of energy efficiency projects.

ENSMOV Plus analysed examples where measurement is used for the monitoring & verification of energy savings, in five countries:

These examples summarize in a short format (4 to 5 pages each):

  • Policy background (type of scheme and why measurement is used);
  • Technical aspects (measurement process and requirements, calculation approach);
  • Experience (lessons learnt from implementing measurement)

An overview of these examples will be presented at an online workshop on Monday 25th September at 11 am CEST, where the topic of measurement will be discussed more in detail.

You can find the workshop materials (recordings + presentations) here: Measurement in monitoring energy efficiency policies, workshop recording and materials – Ensmov Plus (

Go through the workshop’s agenda here.


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