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(none)Measures without a Category have not been approved by the RTF, but they are listed here because they have been considered by the RTF.
PlanningUpon request, the RTF will consider the proposed planning measure and formulate a consensus opinion on the likely UES values. This process is intended to promote consistent treatment of these measures throughout the region. The RTF will also review and comment on any proposed research design for collecting data needed to support Provisional or Proven UES values. The review will only be provided if the section 3.2.1 UES quality criteria for Planning measures are satisfied. Measure specifications (section 2) and the information described in the Guidleines for UES measures must be provided before this review can commence.
ProvenMeasures can obtain approval for Proven status if the section 3.2.3 UES quality criteria for Proven measures are satisfied. Sunset criteria will be assigned by the RTF along with a plan for data collection and analysis that allows the UES estimate to be reviewed and updated in a timely fashion.
ProvisionalMeasures can obtain Provisional approval if the section 3.2.2 UES quality criteria for Provisional measures are satisfied. In addition, it must be possible during the provisional period to obtain the data and analyses needed to meet the Proven quality criteria (3.2.3). The data and analyses may come from programs delivering the measure or from other studies. The plan for completing the necessary data collection and analyses must be approved along with the provisional UES estimates. In addition, sunset criteria must be adopted that are consistent with the plan. For measures that require long periods to collect and analyze baseline and efficient case data, the plan should include staged analyses so that early experience with deployment, baseline conditions, and measure performance can be used to adjust the sunset criteria.
Small SaverThe RTF may determine that the likely savings from a measure are too small to warrant the resources needed to meet the section 3.2 UES quality criteria for Provisional or Proven status. In making this determination, the RTF will consider the size of the regional end use that is affected by the measure or the magnitude of the likely savings. Measure specifications (section 2) and the information described above for the proposed stage is required for small savers and must be provided before the RTF can designate a measure as a small saver. For small savers, the RTF may choose to convene an expert panel to consider the proposed measure and to formulate a consensus opinion on the likely UES values. This process is intended to promote consistent treatment of these measures throughout the region.
(none)The RTF has not set a status for these measures either because they have not been assigned a category or because they were deactivated prior to receiving a status.
(Under review for compliance w/ RTF Guidelines)These measures' energy savings were "deemed" by the RTF prior to operating under the new RTF Guidelines. The RTF plans to review these measures under the Guidelines by the end of 2012. During this transition period, the RTF intends for these measures to continue to be considered "RTF-approved."
ActiveThese measures have received approval by the RTF and have no other associated review pending.
CombinedArchived because combined with another measure; click for details
DeactivatedIf the sunset criteria are met, and the new or revised UES estimates have not been approved, the RTF will deactivate the measure. This means that the UES estimates are no longer approved by the RTF. The RTF may decide to deactivate a measure before the sunset criteria is satisfied based on unanticipated factors, such as the adoption of new energy codes or the release of study results with findings that invalidate the UES values or the procedures for estimating those values.
Out-of-complianceThe RTF may determine that measures approved prior to the adoption of these guidelines do not comply with one or more requirements of these guidelines. The UES estimates for these measures will continue to be "RTF-Approved" if a plan for bringing the measure into compliance is approved by the RTF within one year following the RTF determination that the measure is out-of-compliance. If no plan is approved within one year, the measure will be de-activated. The RTF intends that all out-of-compliance measures will be reclassified, i.e., become a standard protocol or be placed in one of the UES measure development stages of small saver, planning, provisional, de-activated or active, as soon as possible, but no later than five years following the adoption of these guidelines.
Under ReviewAt any time prior to the sunset criteria being met, the RTF may decide to place a measure under review. This may be the result of a review of the UES savings estimation procedure or the availability of new sources of information for baseline or efficient-case consumption. The UES values will remain "RTF-Approved" while the measure is under review. As a result of the review, the UES values may be re-estimated and the measure sunset criteria revised.

Residential: Lighting - CFLs

Sunset date2015-06-30

Measure workbook (show/hide history)

VersionNoteCategory (?)Status (?)Decision date
7/8/2014 3.3 QC review complete.ProvenActive4/23/2014
5/21/2014 3.2 QC review complete.ProvenActive4/23/2014
5/14/2014 3.1 Updated to group measures. Currently undergoing QC.ProvenActive4/23/2014
1/7/2014 3.0 QC review complete.ProvenActive10/15/2013
12/17/2013 2.3 Combined General Purpose and Specialty CFLs using RBSA data. Currently undergoing QC.ProvenActive10/15/2013
7/3/2012 2.2 Direct mail limit of 10 lamps addedProvenActive8/30/2011
12/15/2011 2.1 Added an "Any" case for direct mail delivery channelsProvenActive6/1/2011
7/12/2011 2.0 Added summary sheet.ProvenActive6/1/2011
5/12/2010 1.5 Original savings workbook.(none)(none)4/6/2010

Small/rural checklist (show/hide history)

7/8/2014 Small/Rural Utility UES Measure Design Checklist
7/7/2014 Small/Rural Utility UES Measure Design Checklist

Recommendation memos

12/2/2010 The status of this measure should be changed to Under Review.

RTF decisions

Decision (show decision details)

Approve the LED and CFL lamp measures as presented: Using the proposed measure identification categories (3 room types, 5 lamp types, 3 lumen categories); Set savings to "N/A" for categories without efficient case data; Set the measure category to “Proven”; Set the measure status to “Active”; Set the sunset date to June 2015"

Measure category changed: Set the measure category to "Proven".

Measure status changed: Set the measure status to "Active".

Energy savings changed: Set savings to "N/A" for categories without efficient case data.

Cost effectiveness unchanged

Specifications/Eligibility unchanged


Approve the updates to the General Purpose and Specialty CFL proven UES measures with the values for removal, takeback rates, and baseline costs as presented by staff, estimate the median time to 50 percent installation from the failure and installation rate estimates in the RBSA, with categorizations to be determined later and with the possibility of adding categories later, and a change to the sunset date to January, 2017.

Measure category unchanged

Measure status unchanged

Energy savings changed

Cost effectiveness changed

Specifications/Eligibility changed


The RTF approves the Direct Mail of Standard CFL UES as proposed, with a limit of 10 lamps per mailing, and a sunset date of August 30, 2013.

Measure category unchanged

Measure status changed: Yes, active UES

Energy savings changed: Yes, savings slightly declined over retail

Cost effectiveness changed: Yes, TRC slightly reduced

Specifications/Eligibility unchanged

Planned future work: Workbooks need to be updated and posted.


Approve the residential compact fluorescent lighting measure for unit energy savings measure status based on the proposed EISA phase in in baseline wattage, adjusted hours of operation, and with a sunset date of December 31, 2013. This is approved as an active measure.

Measure category unchanged

Measure status changed: This measure is returned to active status.

Energy savings changed: Savings decreased approximately 20%.

Cost effectiveness changed: Slight decrease in cost-effectiveness.

Specifications/Eligibility unchanged


Advised the compact fluorescent light measure review contractor and RTF staff to go back to the calculation and make changes in the methodology to calculate the baseline and efficient-case wattage by category, perform an analysis of cost of halogen lamps, and to bring the measure back with the updated measure workbook and necessary documentation for RTF consideration.

Staff guidance: Provide budgetary and technical support for measure review contractor (SBW Consulting) to complete measure calculations, all Workbook updates, documentation and Guidelines checklist(s) for RTF future consideration.

(No changes to status, energy savings, cost effectiveness or specifications.)


The status of this measure was changed to "under review."

(No changes to status, energy savings, cost effectiveness or specifications.)

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