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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.
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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.

Agricultural: Variable Frequency Drives - Potato/Onion Shed

Sunset date2019-04-30

Measure workbook (show/hide history)

VersionNoteCategory (?)Status (?)Decision date
6/28/2016 v3.2 Updated to 7th Plan format and assumptions. Currently undergoing QC.Small SaverActive2/17/2016
1/4/2016 3.1 Delivery verification checklist addedSmall SaverActive9/22/2015
6/25/2014 3.0 QC review complete.Small SaverActive4/23/2014
5/20/2014 2.5 Updated per recommendation memo. Currently undergoing QC.Small SaverActive4/23/2014
10/24/2012 1.3 Summary sheet added.ProvenOut-of-compliance10/24/2012
10/1/2010 1.2 Original savings workbook.(none)(none)4/7/2009

Small/rural checklist

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

Recommendation memos

10/24/2012 The status of this measure should be changed to Out of Compliance.

RTF decisions

Decision (show decision details)

"Adopt the delivery verification guidance, and related specification refinements, as presented for the following measures: •Agricultural Irrigation Hardware •Agricultural Lighting – Area Lights •Agricultural Stock Watering Tanks •Agricultural Variable Frequency Drives – Potato/Onion Shed •Commercial Appliances – Clothes Washers •Commercial Cooking Equipment – Combination Ovens •Commercial Cooking Equipment – Convection Ovens •Commercial Cooking Equipment – Fryers •Commercial Cooking Equipment – Hot Food Holding Cabinets •Commercial Cooking Equipment – Pre-Rinse Spray Valves •Commercial Cooking Equipment – Steamers •Commercial DHW – Efficient Tanks •Commercial DHW – Showerheads •Commercial Grocery – Anti-sweat Heater Controls •Residential Heating/Cooling – DHP for FAF in SF and MH •Residential Heating/Cooling – DHP for Zonal Heat MH •Residential New Construction – Slab Insulation

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


Approve the Variable Frequency Drives - Potato/Onion Shed measure as a Small Saver UES; Set the measure status to Active; and set the sunset date to April 30, 2019.

Measure category changed: Change category from "Proven" to "Small-saver"

Measure status changed: Change status from "Out-of-compliance" to "Active"

Energy savings unchanged

Cost effectiveness unchanged

Specifications/Eligibility unchanged


Accept staff’s proposed plan to bring the Out-of-Compliance UES measure into compliance and to extend the sunset date to April, 2014.

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


Adopt the SBW recommendations for the Agriculture Potato/Onion Storage Shed VFD on Product Ventilation Fan measure and change the status to Out of Compliance with a sunset date of November 1, 2013.

Measure category unchanged

Measure status changed: Current Status: Out-of-Compliance

Energy savings unchanged

Cost effectiveness unchanged

Specifications/Eligibility unchanged

Planned future work: RTF staff will work with stakeholders to develop a plan to bring the measure back into compliance with the Guidelines based on the recommendation memo and seek RTF approval of that plan by the sunset date. If a plan is not approved by the RTF by the sunset date, the measure will be deactivated.


The RTF approved recommendations for BPA and others to: a) use 1,000 kWh/year per horsepower as the deemed value for VSD potato and onion shed ventilation fans, and b) derive an estimated cost for this measure using the following equation: Measure cost = $229.61*HP + $4,727.43.

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


The RTF adopted a deemed savings value of 1,000 kWh per hp for the spud/onion shed VFD measure, with a proviso that people are free to bring custom projects to the table for consideration.

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