PEER works for projects at every scale

Published on: 
28 Mar 2018
Author: 
Jamie Statter

Advancing clean, efficient and reliable energy, PEER is the world’s first certification program that measures and improves power system performance and electricity infrastructure.

One program, global impact

PEER can be used on any power system or set of electricity infrastructure anywhere in the world. A PEER project can be anything from two buildings with individual meters to an entire city grid or utility territory. It can also be used for transit systems and transit facilities.

Able to be applied for a wide range of project types, PEER deploys the same straightforward approach for every project, regardless of scale, providing a common language that is applied globally.

In concrete terms, a PEER project has a clear project boundary (i.e., you can draw a line around it) and includes

  • Two or more buildings;
  • A set of power and electricity infrastructure within the boundary/project site; and
  • In most cases, purchases electricity and power from at least one other entity (i.e., a utility).

PEER evaluates elements both internal to the project site and external to the project site. Credits are awarded for the performance, design and capabilities of infrastructure within the project boundary, as well as for the power purchased and transmitted to the project site.

PEER project site graphic

PEER project types

Examples of PEER project types include:

Critical infrastructure

  • Hospitals
  • Military installations
  • Data centers
  • Airports
  • Transit systems

Private microgrids and campuses

  • Universities
  • Research facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution centers
  • Corporate campuses

Downtown resiliency microgrids

  • Utility microgrids
  • Municipal utilities
  • Electrical cooperatives

Learn more about PEER