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
RTF Quarterly Newsletter: Quarter No. 50 October-December 2022
With the last quarter of the year, the RTF was able to accomplish a great deal to wrap up 2022. Members adopted updates to two existing UES measures, Green Motor Rewind and Non-Residential Midstream Lighting. The RTF tackled some challenging non measure work, including providing insights on how to advance commercial whole building performance-based approaches and identifying a path forward for considering dual fuel heat pumps. Members provided valuable perspective on important measure updates,...
2021 Conservation Achievements
The Council collects information each year about energy efficiency achievements from Northwest utilities, the Bonneville Power Administration, and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and reports on the region’s progress toward the Council’s energy efficiency targets. In 2021 the region achieved 216 aMW.
2023 RTF Meetings
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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:
dollars saved from avoided energy consumption
metric tons of carbon dioxide avoided
saved making efficiency the NW’s second largest energy resource