Monitoring and Verification Schemes

Ireland has developed a multi-functional M&V system based on an IT-application. Bottom-up approaches are utilised, while specific verification procedures have been established. The quality of verification is provided by defining issues, which are crucial for verification quality, and by combining important factors in order to ensure verification. Among them there is clear scope of actions to be undertaken by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), responsibilities of report submitters, role of a high quality IT-tool in validation of projects, and others relative issues.

Coordination Mechanisms

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) plays a crucial role in energy efficiency policy implementation, as it ensures the operation of the M&V schemes. SEAI provides technical assistance for local authorities and coordinates various financial assistance schemes. Other partners in the development and formulation of energy efficiency policies consist of local authorities, local energy agencies united within the Association of Irish Energy Agencies and the County and City Management Association (CCMA).