In February of 2017 the RTF's Market Analysis Subcommittee began review of Bonneville's Non-Residential Lighting Market Model. The purpose of this work was to gain an accurate depiction of product flows and consumer choices in the non-residential lighting market across the region. The Subcommittee met five times over two months to complete a thorough review of the model, which was invaluable to the accuracy of BPA's work. Currently a draft version of the model is available online, with the final version expected in the next several weeks.
Additionally, in March of 2017 BPA published its final Residential Lighting Market Model, which the RTF Market Analysis Subcommittee reviewed in Q3 of 2016. Both models are available on the subcommittee webpage here.
Capacity Benefits Guidelines
At the January RTF meeting, Lakin Garth of Cadmus Group presented phase one of RTF contract work for the development of guidelines language around the capacity benefits of energy efficiency. Contained in phase 1 of this project was a survey of current practices and quality standards for determining the demand impacts of efficiency. Cadmus also reviewed the RTF's current hourly profiles and their sources, and offered a description of sources of uncertainty within these profiles. This work has begun its second phase as of the end of Q1, which will include the development of a tool to systematically evaluate hourly load profiles. For more information see the RTF Guidelines Subcommittee page here.