Commercial Miscellaneous Electric Loads Resources
Commercial Miscellaneous Electric Loads, or CMELs, refers to plug and hardwired loads that are outside of a commerical building’s core functions. These loads are the fastest growing, and often the largest, use of electricity in commercial buildings.
Miscellaneous Electric Loads: What Are They and Why Should You Care? U.S. DOE Building Technologies Office, 2016
Brief description of what MELs are and why they are increasingly important for commercial building efficiency.
Commercial Miscellaneous Electric Loads: Energy Consumption Characterization and Savings Potential in 2008 by Building Type, TIAX for DOE Building Technologies Program, 2010
Characterizes the current state of CMELs including analysis of unit energy consumption and annual electricity consumption based on building type.
Analysis and Representation of Miscellaneous Electric Loads in NEMS, U.S Energy Information Administration, May 2017
The Residential Demand Module (RDM) and Commercial Demand Module (CDM) of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) projects annual energy consumption of MELs by combining unit energy consumption (UEC) with total stock of equipment or devices by type.