The PERMANENT project is aimed at increasing the knowledge about measurement and verification of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The PERMANENT project was launched in September 2009 and runs until December 2011 and is financed through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.
Measurement and Verification (M&V) of energy efficiency projects is an important tool towards removing the distrust in these projects from the site of financial institutions and decision makers on corporate level. The projects’ main objective is to educate financiers, project developers and energy users about how energy efficiency projects can demonstrate permanent results.
The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and the International Energy Efficiency Financing Protocol (IEEFP) will be the basis for this development.
The final training of IPMVP trainers took place under the lead of John Cowan. In two groups, selected technical experts from ENVIROS (Czech Republic), FEWE (Poland), EnergoEco (Romania), EnEffect & EEE (Bulgaria) and HEP-ESCO (Croatia) received their final 3-day training in Measurement and Verification techniques for energy saving measures so that they would be prepared to train professionals and energy users in their own countries. These national trainings will start as of March 2011.