Background and Discussion Scope – At its November 2013 meeting, the RTF voted to convene a Ductless Heat Pump (DHP) Supplemental Fuel Screen Subcommittee. The subcommittee was formed to support RTF staff in defining a screen workable for programs that identifies separately participants with large amounts of supplemental fuel heating (low electric savings) and small amounts (or none) of supplemental fuel heating (high electric savings). The subcommittee will also help staff come up with a proposal to reliably estimate savings and costs/benefits for both groups of participants.Supplemental heating fuels are defined as any non-electric fuel sources used to supplement a home's electric resistance zonal heating system, including wood, pellets, propane, and oil.
The RTF assigned the following duties to the DHP Supplemental Fuel Screen Subcommittee at the time of its formation:
- Identify workable screen(s) for all climate zones.
- Evaluate the implementation characteristics of each screen.
- Determine the reliability of companion UES(s) for each screen.
- Make a recommendation to the full RTF.
Related meetings: February 12, 2014 December 10, 2013