Cx Associates provided engineering analysis for two projects as part of a census evaluation of the largest projects completed in the evaluation period for NYSERDA. The evaluation included on‐site M&V, delivery of engineering and attribution surveys by engineering staff and completion of rigorous verification of over 6,500 MWh of savings claimed on the two projects to determine the measure level and project specific gross and net savings realization rates with an enhanced degree of rigor.
From 2015-2017, Cx Associates was part of a team that provided consulting services to the Maine Public Utility Commission to conduct an evaluation of Efficiency Maine Trust programs. This included a thorough review of the Trust's programs, program design/ modification, efficiency measure cost-effectiveness screening, development of the Triennial Plan and a Best Practices memo, as well as an overview of the Trust in general.
Under contract to Efficiency Vermont, Cx Associates worked with the Vermont Forward Capacity Market (FCM) participants and regulators to design and develop the Vermont FCM Measurement & Verification (M&V) implementation plan. Since 2009, Cx Associates has provided independent measurement and verification of Vermont's FCM peak demand reduction claims for over 100 utility C&I projects, as well as annual energy savings evaluation. Our staff performs on‐site metering, utility bill analyses, building automation system trend analyses, and engineering analyses using these data to verify peak demand reduction claims for Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric Department in compliance with IPMVP and ISO New England standards.
Cx Associates is an Evaluation Administrator for the C&I Programs (gas and electric) delivered in the State of Connecticut. We undertake study planning, write evaluation RFPs, review proposals and select contractors, and oversee the implementation of C&I program evaluations ranging from large program impact and process evaluations to smaller demand management pilot studies. This work gives us a view into M&V practices, enabling Cx Associates to collaborate with others in our market to push for continuous improvement of EM&V practices.
Working under contract with Optimal Energy, Cx Associates’ Principal Emeritus Jennifer Chiodo continues to play a significant role as a consultant to the MA EEAC on evaluation and program development and delivery across several utilities serving Massachusetts’ commercial, industrial, institutional and multifamily customers. Jennifer led a collaborative effort to identify retrocommissioning program features that qualify as best practices, with the goal of achieving higher levels of participation and savings through such programs in Massachusetts. Recently Jennifer’s efforts resulted in market research on the potential for a new systems-based energy efficiency program design.
Cx Associates served as project manager, evaluation study designer, primary researcher, and M&V provider for the C&I New Construction Program for NYSERDA. During this $3.7M project, we contributed actionable findings that helped the study evolve in innovated ways. We developed a detailed matrix to identify baselines for a variety of control strategies, comparison strategies to identify overall performance metrics, detailed reporting to address control programming issues, and pre-modeling reviews.