Inventory of Industrial Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) for M&V Applications

Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) are software tools that store, analyze, and display energy consumption data. The number of commercially-available EMIS has increased dramatically over the past ten years, as have the analytical and reporting capabilities of the tools. The market is characterized by a growing pool of EMIS vendors and varying levels of rigor and analytical approaches employed by the tools. To assist its utility stakeholders, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) contracted with PECI in 2013 to develop an EMIS inventory for commercial applications. NEEA intended for the inventory to document EMIS features that could support utility programs and financial transactions based on energy efficiency improvements. Following the publication of the commercial EMIS inventory, NEEA initiated this project to develop a similar inventory for industrial applications as a way to clarify the capabilities and options for EMIS-enabled measurement and verification (M&V), and to encourage incorporation of EMIS into industrial Strategic Energy Management programs.

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