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Upcoming RTF Meeting Dates

2014: April 23, May 13, June 17, July 15,

August 12, September 16, October 14, November 18, December 16

Calendar of Upcoming RTF Events/Meetings

Highlights

photo credit: pge2012 Conservation Achievements

January 2014: For the eighth year in a row, regional energy efficiency accomplishments surpassed the Council's annual target.  See data by utility for 2012 accomplishments and 2013+ projections.

photo credit: flickr.com/photos/ornoth/528909610Operative Guidelines

April 2013: At its April meeting, the RTF adopted the consolidated volume series of its Guidelines for estimating Savings, Costs, Non-Energy Benefits and Effective Useful Life. This volume series includes a new Roadmap for navigating the Guidelines and incorporates significant changes to language and content from all previous versions of the independent Guidelines. These Guidelines describe how the RTF will judge whether the quality of the data and analytical methods are sufficient to produce reliable savings estimates. As of April 2013, these are the operative guidelines the RTF will use to judge the quality and reliability of its savings estimates, costs, benefits, and life for measures and protocols.

photo credit: Wired.comEnd Use Load and Consumer Assessment Program (ELCAP) Database

March 2013:  As part of its 2012 work plan, the RTF enlisted the services of a competitively bid contractor (The Cadmus Group) to assemble the various written and digital elements of the End Use Load and Consumer Assessment Program (ELCAP) and convert the data into a modern searchable database that can be used by regional utilities and the RTF to evaluate 8,760 end use load shapes. As of March 2013, this project has been completed and the final database and associated reports have been made accessible to the public, and can be accessed at this database location online. A username and password are required for security purposes to access the content, however the registration is free. More information can be found on the RTF's ELCAP page.

photo credit: luxadd.comRTF Proposal Submission Form

March 2013:  Use this form to submit required information and files regarding proposed new energy efficiency measures, or to propose modifications to existing RTF-approved measures or specifications.