The evidence suggests that Rossi went from one carefully designed method of ecat fraud to another and tested each one ahead of time to make sure it would fool the marks.
The last one he made, for the 1-year test, was a mess. It did not fool anyone. He signed an agreement with I.H. to set up certain instruments in certain ways, and then he violated that agreement. They were upset.
I cannot imagine the Penon report would fool anyone other than people on Planet Rossi who believe anything he says. Rossi himself admitted it was nonsense when he made up new lies about the invisible mezzanine heat exchanger.