Background - Since 2010 the functions and analysis of the RTF have been conducted in accordance with a set of formally approved Operative Guidelines. These guidelines dictate the course of RTF decision making, and have evolved over the years as new topics and problems have come under RTF consideration.
Recent Changes - In January of 2018 the RTF approved a new version of its Operative Guidelines, that included a variety of updates from previous versions. These updates included the following significant changes:
- Reorganizing the Guidelines for clarity
- Redefining the term "measure"
- Refining the descriptions of savings analysis, with a focus on baselines
- Updating reliability standards
- Adding a threshold for small saver measures
- Adding to the threshold for measure development
- Refining requirements for remaining useful life
- Removing the concept of "Provisional"
- Removing the concept of "Out of Compliance"
- Revamping the Standard Protocol section
- Creating a stand alone Impact Evaluation section
- Clarifying non-energy impact guidance