A software program for calculating the energy savings and CO2
reductions achieved through energy efficiency measures.
In order to measure savings in an unified and proper manner and in accordance with the applicable Croatian law on energy efficiency, Centre for Monitoring Business Activities in the Energy Sector and Investments - CEI, in cooperation with the German Society for International Cooperation - GIZ, has developed a System for measuring and verifying energy savings (SMiV) to which all plans and implemented energy efficiency (EE) measures are entered.
Public administration, companies that have energy performance contracts, as well as the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, are obliged to enter all implemented EE measures. This means that for every implemented measure there will be a method of reporting and verification of real savings and the predictions will be easily compared with actual achieved results.
The main purpose of SMIV is to monitor the implementation of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. Energy efficiency measures are monitored and verified in four sectors of final energy consumption: household, industry, service sector and transport.
The register of implemented measures includes storing the following data: energy savings (kWh), reducing emissions (tCO2), the costs of the measures implemented (investment measures). The register of energy efficiency plans involves storage targets and planned energy efficiency measures for cities, counties, municipalities and other obliged sides.
This monitoring platform has been established through the project Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE). Croatia was one of model countries. Estimated costs 300.000,00€
15 persons had been working on the implementation and customization of the platform.
Evidence of success
Croatia now has available data on all National energy savings available in one place, the process of reporting to the EU and local government became faster and easier and there is a clear picture of what was done.
Total energy savings and reducing CO2 emissions calculated using data entered in SMIV are as follow:
0,617 PJ and 41.318,09 tCO2;
• 2016: 0,63338
PJ and 29.262,06 tCO2
0,39183 PJ and 22.811,16 tCO2
Main challenge for the implementation was creation of a strong system supported through national acts and education of end users. All public-sector entities, ESCOs and subsidy providers have been obliged to insert data related to implemented energy efficiency measures into SMiV.
Potential for learning or transfer
SMiV could be transferred to other countries.
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