The Energy Market Methods Consortium (EM2) is an energy industry collaboration to create and curate market methods and algorithms, with a focus on distributed energy resource grid impacts, regulatory planning, and data privacy. EM2 is supported by industry stakeholders committed to collaboration on methods designed to reduce the costs of scaling demand-side energy programs and procurements.
The methods development process is split into multiple working groups, each representing a core challenge in developing scalable energy markets. The core tenets uniting the methods development processes are transparency, empirical testing, and consensus.
EM2 is a project affiliated with LF Energy with governance mirroring the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), which is also part of the Linux Foundation. Governance is described in the charter. The EM2 Steering Committee is composed of organizations currently using the CalTRACK methods in their pay for performance programs, and vendors who are paid based on these results. EM2 members can participate in any working group.