Become an M&V professional

February 9th, 2014, Published in Articles: Vector


The National Treasury has published section 12L of the Income Tax Act in Government Gazette No. 37019, putting into operation deductions of energy efficiency savings in terms of the Income Tax Act
of 1962.

The section allows deductions calculated at R0,45  per kW/h or kW/h equivalent of energy efficiency savings. Claimants of the deduction must obtain certificates issued by institutions, boards or bodies prescribed by the regulations. These bodies are listed on the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) website,

The regulation requires that a baseline be set at the beginning of an assessment year with a reporting period of the energy use at the end of the year of assessment, and that these savings calculations meet the full criteria and method used to calculate energy efficiency savings. No double dipping is allowed, which means that concurrent benefits in respect of the energy efficiency savings may not be claimed.

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), in cooperation with the Efficiency Valuation Organisation (EVO), has established the CMVP training programme which is presented locally by the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), the AEE’s sole training partner for the southern African region. EnTF is also an EWSETA training provider and the affiliated training provider of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE). The CMVP qualification requires attendance of a two-day intensive M&V training course, writing and passing the prescribed international examination on the third day, and passing the examination with a minimum of 70% within the required time allowed.

Candidates may then apply for certification to the local CMVP Board, which will review the candidates’ current qualifications and experience in the M&V industry. After positive recommendation by the local board, a recommendation is made to the AEE’s international CMVP Board for Certification. AEE keeps tight control of the quality of candidates who receive certification and requires maintaining certification through continuing education and the provision of of this for re-certification every three years.

The EnTF presents CMVP training throughout the country at various venues. The next scheduled courses will be in Cape Town on 12 – 14 March 2014, in Johannesburg on 14 – 16 May
and 22 – 24 October 2014, and in Kenya on 23 – 25 June 2014.

Contact Yolanda de Lange, Energy Cybernetics, Tel 041 367-1041,


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