Certification

Be a leader in the energy industry by getting your city, campus, or supply project PEER Certified, demonstrating a level of excellence that proves your power system is performing well against the PEER rating system in reliability and resiliency, efficiency and environmental impact, operational effectiveness, and customer contribution. PEER certification is achieved when all prerequisite credits are achieved, along with a combination of core and bonus credits.

As a first step toward certification, PEER Assessment (formerly known as PEER Screening) enables projects to complete an independent evaluation of overall performance while building the case for investment. PEER Assessment uses the PEER framework to inform and build upon existing energy plans, quantify the value produced to date, identify new opportunities for improvement, and create a plan for PEER certification.

View the PEER Assessment overview

PEER Assessment is just the beginning of your project’s path to PEER certification. Though GBCI offers PEER Assessment a la carte for those not ready to make a full commitment, it is also available within PEER Participation, which includes everything you need for the entire process.

PEER Participation includes the PEER Assessment Tool, PEER Improvement Toolkit, a comprehensive set of tools and guides intended for project development, design, and continuous improvement on performance. PEER Participation also gives you access to PEER Application Workbooks, which outline the detailed project documentation requirements and calculations for your PEER certification application. You will also have access to a dedicated PEER Coach throughout the process.

Review the PEER Guide to Participation


Fees

PEER Participation fees for city, supply, and campus projects are calculated by the length of participation term selected. Additionally, only for campus projects, PEER Participation fees are calculated per MW per term, with set minimums in place. While the entire fee is due up front, savings per year increase with longer term participation.

Ready to get started with PEER? Let us help you determine where to begin and provide pricing. Contact the PEER team.


Project Types

Currently, PEER includes three application types that projects can choose from:

City Project
City scale project that is typically a public project with a large variety of customers. Projects include municipal utilities, special districts within a city, or citywide projects within an IOU territory.
Campus Project
Typically, these are privately owned or operated projects that have just one or a few customers, but large enough to include distribution to multiple buildings and loads. Examples include college campuses, industrial parks and facilities, military bases, and large buildings.
Supply Project
Typically, these are privately owned or operated projects that supply locally generated power to downstream customers or loads. These projects usually have just a few customers or customer connection points and do not have control over the distribution system or the customer. Examples include CHP power plants for industrial facilities and third party suppliers for city and campus projects.

City Project
City scale project that is typically a public project with a large number of different customers. Projects include municipal utilities, special districts within a city, or citywide projects within an IOU territory.


Campus Project
Typically, these are privately owned or operated projects with just one or a few customers, but large enough to include distribution to multiple buildings and loads. Examples include college campuses, industrial parks and facilities, military bases, and large buildings.


Supply Project
Typically, these are privately owned or operated projects that supply locally generated power to downstream customers or loads. These projects usually have a just a few customers or customer connection points and do not have control over the distribution system or the customer. Examples include CHP power plants for industrial facilities, and third party suppliers for city and campus projects.

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