The RTF is a technical advisory committee to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council established in 1999 to develop standards to verify and evaluate energy efficiency savings

Recent highlights



2024 RTF Meetings
2024 meeting dates have been set and can be viewed on our calendar. There will be a mix of in-person and virtual meetings, which are denoted on the meeting page.
RTF Member Solicitation 2025-2027

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council is soliciting applications for appointments to its Regional Technical Forum to serve three year terms beginning January 2025 and running through December 2027. Please see the solicitation letter and areas of experience document linked below for more detail.

Qualified and interested individuals who are able to commit the necessary time should submit a letter of interest and resume to Laura Thomas' attention by August 2, 2024. All current RTF members will be considered for re-appointment, but are required to submit letters of interest and a current resume.

Staff aim to make a recommendation to the Council for decision at either the September or October meeting. Applicants selected to serve on the RTF will be notified by the end of October.

RTF Member Solicitation Letter

Areas of Experience




Recent and Upcoming Meetings

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FEB 2023
22 - 23
RTF Meeting
AUG 2023
22 - 23
RTF Meeting
MAY 2024
21 - 22
RTF Meeting
AUG 2024
20 - 21
RTF Meeting
NOV 2024
19 - 20
RTF Meeting

How does the RTF help the region achieve its goals?

With the passage of the Northwest Power Act in 1980, Congress defined energy efficiency as a key resource for meeting the region's load growth. The Regional Technical Forum was established as a body that would provide the region with consistent and reliable quantification of energy savings estimates for specific efficient technologies or actions. The energy savings estimates generated through the public processes of the RTF enable accurate estimates of the region's efficiency potential vital to power system planning, as well as a better understanding of the region's efficiency accomplishments. Since 1978, energy efficiency has provided significant benefits to the Northwest:

$5 billion

dollars saved from avoided energy consumption

24.4 million

metric tons of carbon dioxide avoided

7,678 aMW

saved making efficiency the NW’s second largest energy resource