Monitoring and Verification Schemes

The M&V scheme in Spain has been developed according to the requirements of the ESD and EED. The overall evaluation of the M&V scheme can be characterised as positive, taking into consideration the period of implementation, the development of specialised bottom-up methodologies and the organisation of the necessary verification procedures. Finally, the role of Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) seems to be essential for the effectiveness of the M&V scheme.

Best practice cases have been identified under the following topics:

  • Administrative authorities and their responsibilities
  • Energy efficiency measures
  • Measurement and monitoring procedures
  • Data collection procedures
  • Verification procedures

Here is the full report on European best practices for M&V schemes and coordination mechanisms

Coordination Mechanisms

Various aspects of a coordination mechanism have already been introduced, facilitating the fulfilment of energy efficiency targets at national level in Spain. Specifically, several initiatives have been organised to this purpose, such as the Sectoral Conference meetings on energy, the Coordination Commission of Climate Change Policies and the Consultative Commission of Energy Saving and Efficiency.