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RTF Work Plan and Budget

Draft 2015-2019 RTF Work Plan

The RTF presented the draft work plan, budget, and business plan at its August 12, 2014 meeting. The RTF is now seeking public comment on this draft. The public comment period will be closed Friday, September 12th, 2014.

These comments will be incorporated and presented with the work plan at the RTF September 16th, 2014 meeting. The RTF PAC will also review the draft work plan and public comments at their September 18th, 2014 meeting.

Draft 2015 Work Plan | Draft 2015-2019 Business Plan |

Comments

Sep 12, 2014  –  Jessica Mitchell

Thank you for offering stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the proposed 2015 workplan.  Snohomish recognizes that the RTF has made significant improvement in managing meetings and accomplishing its tasks.  We anticipate many more positive contributions from the new manager and look forward to continuing our collaboration. 

Regional Coordination

As the RTF continues developing its modeling tools and refreshing the UES measure library, it is important to note that these tasks have impacts around the region. The recent SEEM calibration exercise is an example of a successfully executed technical work plan, coupled with good meeting moderation, which kept the discussion focused on the RTF’s task.  However, the results themselves created a stir as the impending program impacts became clear. 

We recommend that the RTF increase efforts to keep regional conservation leadership apprised of pending analyses and other future developments that are material to conservation planning and implementation.

SEEM Calibration in 2015

The results of the SEEM Phase I and II calibration efforts have much acknowledged uncertainty.  Stakeholders have proposed  a Phase III calibration task to understand the deficiencies in Phases I and II and the limits of applicability of SEEM, which is not currently reflected in the workplan.   We suggest the RTF continue its ongoing effort to scope these tasks and articulate them in the workplan.

Analysis Processes

The current RTF workflow is characterized by ongoing RTF contract staff work punctuated by no more than monthly RTF review. While some work is done during the month by subcommittees, much RTF meeting time focuses on technical issues raised by RTF members. Because such technical issues are hard to resolve in the RTF meeting, they provide staff work for the upcoming month.

We advise the RTF to consider moving technical issue identification and analysis into working groups led by RTF contract staff and assisted by select and volunteer RTF participants.  RTF meetings would then focus on the presentation of recommendations and decisions to adopt, reject, table, or postpone consideration of those recommendations. This change could strengthen results and reduce process delays, making the RTF a more responsive and efficient organization.

New Measure Pipeline

As conservation efforts in the region achieve continued success, the baseline will likely continue to increase.  This has typically resulted in decreasing UES values over time.  While the RTF has had strong success in decreasing savings values, there is a lack of equal focus on the new technology pipeline.  The RTF may consider taking a more aggressive approach to identification of pipeline measures and emerging technologies with the region.

 

Thank you again for providing this clear and concise workplan for 2015 and for the opportunity to review and comment.

Sep 5, 2014  –  Bonneville Power Administration

Attachment: 2015 RTF Workplan draft comments (2).docx

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Final 2014-2016 RTF Work Plan

The RTF presented the draft work plan, budget and business plan at its September 17th, 2013 meeting. Public comments were received by October 11th, 2013 at which point staff incorporated comments and presented the revised workplan and business plan at its October 15th, 2013 RTF meeting. The RTF voted unanimously to approve the workplan and forward their recommendation to the Council for approval. The RTF Policy Advisory Committee (RTF PAC) also reviewed the draft work plan, budget and business plan at its October meeting and unanimously agreed to send their recommendation to the Council for approval. The Council then unanimously approved the 2014 RTF work plan, budget and the 2014-2016 business plan at its November 5th, 2013 meeting.

Final 2014 Work Plan | Final 2014-2016 Business Plan | See comments

2013-2015 RTF Work Plan

The RTF adopted the draft work plan, budget and business plan at its October 23rd, 2012 meeting and forwarded their recommendation to the Council for approval. The RTF Policy Advisory Committee (RTF PAC) also reviewed the draft work plan, budget and business plan at its October 25th meeting and sent their recommendation to the Council for approval. The Council then adopted the 2013 RTF work plan, budget and the 2013-2015 business plan at its November 6th meeting.

Final 2013 Work Plan | 2013-2015 Business Plan | See comments

2012-2014 RTF Work Plan

After multiple rounds of comments, the RTF approved its 2012 work plan at its November 1st, 2011 meeting. Included in the work plan is an agreed upon budget for 2012-2014 of $1.5M. The RTF Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) recommended the Council adopt the work plan and three year budget at its October 27th meeting. The Council  reviewed and adopted the work plan at its December Council Meeting.

2012 Final Work Plan (90k Excel, rev 1/17/12) | 2012-2014 Business Plan (500k PDF) | See comments

4/11/2012 - Work Plan Adjustment Memo

2011 RTF Work Plan

At its September 28th, 2010 meeting, the RTF approved its final 2011 work plan and budget. After multiple rounds of comments and revisions, the RTF approved a $1.4M budget for its work in 2011. Projections of budgets and tasks are also included in the work plan.

2011 Final Work Plan (30k Excel) | 2011 Business Plan (120k PDF)

2010 RTF Work Plan

The RTF approved the 2010 work plan at its October 13th, 2009 meeting.

2010 Final Work Plan (65k Excel) | 2011 Business Plan (110k PDF)