Since its inception, the RTF has been charged with annually surveying the region’s utilities, Bonneville Power Administration, NEEA, and system benefit charge administrators like Energy Trust of Oregon on their efficiency achievements. The RTF supports the compiling of the data into a Regional Conservation Progress (RCP) report, and staff present it to the Council to offer a full picture of the region’s progress against the power plan’s efficiency goals. This presentation of 2018’s RCP has been uploaded to the RTF’s website along with the accompanying workbook. Some high-level takeaways from the findings emerged. As a region, over the last three years, the Northwest has saved 637 aMW of energy as a result of improved energy efficiency. These savings encompass utility program savings, NEEA alliance savings, momentum savings, and savings from codes and standards. This puts the region ahead of its three-year conservation target of 600 aMW, set out by the Seventh Power Plan. While the region is currently on track with this target, milestones ramp up significantly over the remaining action period, leaving more than half of the six-year goal yet to be achieved. The region has been seeing declining savings, in alignment with declining expenditures, from programs. This trend is forecasted to continue into 2019 and 2020 and raises some concerns about how the region will continue to meet these rapidly ramping goals. In 2018, as with previous years, a majority of savings came from lighting end uses, particularly in the commercial sector. However, there remains significant untapped HVAC and water heating potential. Regional utilities are exploring how to better reach customers and achieve greater savings HVAC. At the RTF moving forward, a big focus will be on measures that save HVAC energy.