PEER, or Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal, brings to market a comprehensive road map for modernizing today’s electricity infrastructure and power systems. PEER certification provides municipalities, businesses, cities, regulators and investors with a common framework for creating more resilient, reliable, sustainable and economically sound power systems.
The newest update to the rating system is simple and streamlined, with six credit categories and up to 110 available points.
- Reliability and Resiliency: focuses on monitoring and recording information related to interruptions in service and preventing interruptions or minimizing their effects
- Energy Efficiency and Environment: focuses on recognizing and mitigating the inherent costs of energy generation and transmission on the triple bottom line of people, profit and the planet
- Operations, Management and Safety: focuses on the efficient operations and management of individual systems, while also considering risk for workers and customers
- Grid Services: addresses the implementation of programs and technologies that supplement energy transmission including automation, demand response and incentives
- Regional Priority: addresses environmental, energy security, safety, social equity, and public health priorities based on geographic location
- Innovation and Exemplary Performance: rewards exemplary performance for specific credits
Based on the points earned across all credit categories a project achieves certification at one of four levels:
- Certified (40–49 points)
- Silver (50–59 points)
- Gold (60–79 points)
- Platinum (80–110 points)
To get started, check out the PEER guide to certification, rating system and scorecard.