The RTF relies on its subcommittees to review and provide oversight or guidance on projects, provide feedback to the RTF on specific issues, and help develop and update sector-specific measure savings assumptions. The following subcommittees convened during the first quarter of 2018.
Connected Thermostats: This subcommittee was convened once in March of 2018 to discuss the development of a new measure for commercial connected thermostats. The resulting measure was approved by the RTF at the March 2018 meeting.
Guidelines: The RTF Guidelines Subcommittee meets on a need basis to discuss updates and additions to the RTF’s Operative Guidelines, which dictate the course of RTF decision making. In the first quarter of 2018, the subcommittee met once to review staff recommended changes to the Guidelines and get subcommittee agreement on what changes to bring forward at the January RTF meeting, and those changes to be tabled for a future round of discussion.
Implementers Group: The Implementers Group meets every month after the monthly RTF meeting to discuss the outcome of the RTF meeting, upcoming RTF meeting topics, and other topics that affect program implementers in the region.
Market Analysis: This subcommittee was created to discuss ongoing market analysis being conducted in the region, as well as to provide review of said research. The RTF’s Market Analysis Subcommittee met once in the first quarter of 2018 to discuss the development of Bonneville’s Outdoor Lighting Stock Assessment.
Non-Res Lighting: The RTF Contract Analyst Team turned to the expert this subcommittee in the first quarter of 2018 for assistance in developing standard protocols for Non-Residential Lighting Retrofits and Non-Residential Code-Compliant buildings. Both standard protocols were approved by the RTF at their January meeting.
Operations: The RTF Operations subcommittee meets monthly to review and discuss the RTF meeting agendas, decisions, and contracts.
Research and Evaluation: The Research and Evaluation Subcommittee convenes on a need basis to discuss the development of RTF Research Strategies and the framing and utility of ongoing research in the region. In Q1 of 2018, the subcommittee met once in March to discuss two developing research strategies for the Agricultural Irrigation Hardware UES and the Commercial Connected Thermostats UES.