EVO in Europe


Two recent events show EVO’s interest in advancing the uptake of its Protocols in Europe. A consortium of European consultants and NGOs recently put forward a proposal to the Intelligent Energy Programme of the European Commission to adapt the IPMVP, the soon to be released IEEFP (International Energy Efficiency Financing Protocol) and EVO training materials to reflect European realities. It is proposed to publish “IPMVP-Europe” and “IEEFP- Europe” in nine languages through both the EVO and project web sites. This proposed intelligent energy project will include training of local trainers so that training can continue in Europe beyond the two-year life of the project. If accepted this proposal will also harmonise European methods of savings valuation with those promoted by EVO in the rest of the world.

EVO also signed a contract with EnEffect Consult in Sofia, Bulgaria to provide more administrative support for our expanding operations. EnEffect is an NGO with a solid reputation for encouraging energy efficiency in Bulgaria and with the support of Desi Borisova of EnEffect, we hope to be able to better respond to the many requests for information and direction. We welcome Desi. She can be reached at admin@evo-world.org

EVO & AQME partner for Canadian training in French
EVO and the Association Québécoise pour la Maîtrise de l’Energie (AQME) are partnering to present a series of one-day training seminars in Canada. The first was held on 30 October in Montreal, and the second on 22 November in Quebec City. The seminars are conducted in French and attendees receive a printed copy of the 2007 IPMVP Volume I in French.

The one-day seminar introduces the basic concepts of M&V and the IPMVP 2007 in its morning session, while the afternoon session covers the application of ideas introduced in the morning session using practical project examples of the four IPMVP options, followed by a question and answer period and a discussion of related resources.

“IPMVP Light”
For several years, EVO has heard the message that the IPMVP is too complex. Yet even in recently updating Volume I, we found more complexities to add to the state of the art, not less. Without resources enough to produce both a full and an abridged version, the 2007 edition of Volume I came out in full detail. However a recent EVO-supported proposal was made to the Canadian Electrical Association Technologies Inc to produce an abridged version of IPMVP Volume 1.

If accepted, the proposed work will help to ensure that Canadian electrical utilities focus their customers on IPMVP methods, and avoid creation of a new “standard”. More important, this proposed Canadian partnership should produce useful materials for the M&V community around the world. Environmental Interface Limited has offered to prepare for CEATI publication an abridged version of IPMVP which EVO could also publish and/or use to publish its own “IPMVP Light.”

For more information on EVO please visit EVO’s web site at www.evo-world.org