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

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2023 RTF Meetings
2023 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.


Recent and Upcoming Meetings

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MAR 2022
22 - 23
RTF Meeting
APR 2022
19 - 20
RTF Meeting
FEB 2023
22 - 23
RTF Meeting
OCT 2023
17 - 18
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 million

metric tons of carbon dioxide avoided

7,500 aMW

saved making efficiency the NW’s second largest energy resource