3. Energy demand
The proposed methodology applies to projects that deploy improved thermal energy generation units. Thermal energy generation units include but are not limited to, cookstoves, ovens, and dryers. The proposed methodology covers a broad set of activities and consolidates elements of existing methodologies currently approved for use within the VCS Program. Existing and similar methodologies include:
- VMR0006 Methodology for the Installation of High Efficiency Firewood Cookstoves,
- AMS-II.G. Energy efficiency measures in thermal applications of non-renewable biomass, and
- AMS-I.E. Switch from non-renewable biomass for thermal applications by the user.
The proposed methodology includes improvements to represent current best practices and streamlined monitoring approaches.
SUMMARY OF DEVELOPMENT
Verra received several requests to revise and expand the scope of VMR0006 and decided to lead the development of the consolidation as per Section 2.1.1(2) of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.2 (PDF). Verra released a Request For Proposal (PDF) to find a qualified methodology developer and selected Atmosphere Alternative (opens on external site). The proposed consolidated methodology is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.2 (PDF).
Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or in developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact email@example.com. Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0174 in the subject line.