Evaluation and Cost Benefit Analysisin Energy
Judging whether an energy solution has been successful in saving energy requires a standardised evaluation approach capable of correcting for external influences such as varying temperatures or occupation. empirica has developed the methodologies and the online tool eeMeasure to be used by all EC projects under the ICT-PSP programme. Currently, over 100 EC-pilot sites calculated their final results in our tool.
Our Cost Benefit Analysis tool supports over 300 individual indicators and complies with recent EC guidelines (‘Recommendation on preparations for the roll-out of smart metering systems’ [2012/148/EU]). There are a complete sets of indicators in the areas implementation (CAPEX), operation (OPEX) and consumption, supporting a very wide range of business models. The tool has been applied in 17 different business models in residential sector and 11 in non-residential sector. The CBA tool supports comparison of 'Intervention' strategies, also allowing traditional comparison with a 'Do Nothing' scenario as the decision situation requires. The tool supports modeling deployment scenarios (e.g. scaling up) and automatically generates graphs and tables.
empirica has wide experience in selecting and applying methods of evaluation and exploitation analysis in all company domains. We are capable of identifying relevant indicators and ways to measure them. Our tools are flexible and can be adjusted to the customer’s needs. The portfolio also includes custom-made online surveys and qualitative interviews.