Masterclass – Energy benchmarking and performance indicators

Energy analysis expert Vilnis Vesma to hold two three-hour masterclasses covering these critical aspects of energy reporting

Energy benchmarking and performance indicators have come to the fore this year thanks to requirements in SECR, ESOS and ISO50001, which between them cover a large proportion of significant energy users. This year’s Energyst Event has arranged for Vilnis Vesma to hold two three-hour masterclasses covering these critical aspects of energy reporting. Details can be found via links at Masterclass tickets are £75 plus VAT but the main event remains free to attend.

This masterclass, which is being held as a paid fringe workshop alongside the Energyst Event*, deals with two aspects of energy reporting that have become critical this year.

Reporting and comparison of energy performance feature as part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) and ISO 50001 energy-management systems standard. In the case of ISO 50001, performance reporting is mission-critical so using traditional metrics is risky because they are so unreliable in the face of changing weather, production activity, and other such driving factors.

SECR meanwhile makes the reporting of an energy intensity metric a legal requirement even though (as most people that have tried benchmarking against similar operations will know) such measures rarely if ever yield meaningful results.

These difficulties can be overcome. In this three-hour masterclass Vilnis Vesma shows how to

  • contrive an energy performance indicator which will in principle be virtually immune from variation in external factors, and
  • use parametric benchmarks for more meaningful comparison of similar buildings and processes
  • exploit fine-grained data from automatic meter-reading systems
  • prioritise cases for attention

The masterclass is suitable for energy consultants and end users with some prior knowledge of energy monitoring and targeting methods such as degree-day analysis and cusum charting. It covers buildings, energy-intensive processes and light manufacturing.

You can book a place on the 1st May here

*Admission to the main event is free of charge