Project Appreciation and Objectives
The recent Portfolio project CP222 "Quantifying the effects for change of occupancy metering" provided a framework for establishing the costs and benefits of COM policies and provided a data collection and analysis spreadsheet tool. The study concluded that further analysis is required to produce a robust cost-benefit case for change of occupancy metering.
This follow-on project specifed, collected and analysed companies' data on the costs and benefits of COM policies. It also examined, as a parallel stream, the costs and benefits of meter optant policies.
Benefits to Clients
- Greater understanding of the costs and benefits of selective and optant metering policies, in time for PR09 planning.
- Benchmarking opportunities - comparing metering policies, practicalities, costs and benefits between companies.
- Provision of information to allow optimisation of metering policies and practices.
- Specify the cost and demand data requirements for financial year 2005/06. This was based on the data protocol spreadsheet requirements in CP222, but extended to include meter optant data. Guidance was developed to ensure data consistency between participants.
- Check data for consistency.
- Analyse data to produce cost-benefit case for each participant individually and also as a group. COM policies and meter optant policies were also analysed separately.
- Report results of the data analysis. Each participant's cost-benefit results were attributable in the project report (confidential to project participants), but a separate version of the report was produced for companies to use externally, which only contained anonymous results.
- End of project dissemination and review meeting
- Confidential project report with all results attributable to individual companies.
- Public version of the report with all data anonymous, for external distribution.
- Final meeting to disseminate project findings and provide benchmarking opportunities.
Related WRc Work
Quantifying the Effects for Change of Occupancy Metering, CP222, 2005.
Duration - 4 months