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
2021 Annual Report Every June the RTF publishes an anual report enumerating its accomplishments over the course of the previous year. In 2021 the RTF continued their central work of developing and maintaining conservation measures, including in newer areas like commercial HVAC, as well as improving on old standards like manufactured home duct sealing and irrigation hardware. The RTF also worked to expand their offerings beyond unit energy savings into more complex and nuanced work in hopes of...
2022 marks the start of a fresh term for a new class of RTF members. We were excited to welcome the new group with a member orientation in January, which laid the groundwork for being a successful RTF member and hopefully got them excited for their role. Since then, the new cohort has stepped into their membership seamlessly and have already gotten so much accomplished in this first quarter. You can stay up to date on all RTF decision and news as it happens through the RTF website which is...
2022 RTF Meetings
2022 meeting dates have been set and can be viewed on our calendar. Meetings early in the year will be held virtually. A decision about in-person meetings will be made, in coordination with the larger Council organization, when it feels safe to do so.
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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