Since it's inception, the RTF, as directed by Congress, has provided the Northwest region with consistent and reliable quantification of electric and natural gas energy savings estimates for specific technologies or actions. In support of this mission, the RTF adopts a set of formal Guidelines by which to judge the quality and reliability of savings estimates, costs and benefits, and the lifetimes of RTF measures and protocols. The goal of this guidance is to ensure that various methods of savings estimation will produce savings estimates relative to consistent baselines and of comparable reliability sufficient to meet the needs of regional energy planners.
The RTF revisits these Guidelines at regular intervals to ensure they are still serving this goal and supporting the region. At it's October 2020 meeting, the RTF approved updates to its Guidelines. You will find the latest version below. Also linked below is a workbook where staff will continue to track outstanding guidelines questions and topics to revisit at a later date.
Current Guidelines Guidelines Updates Tracker