The ProCost model was developed to characterize the costs and benefits of conservation measures and programs so that they can be compared on an equal footing to other energy resource options including generation and other demand side resources. ProCost is used by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council) to develop the conservation supply curve used in the Power Plan analysis. ProCost is also used by the Council’s Regional Technical Forum (RTF) to evaluate the cost effectiveness of conservation measures using the assumptions of the Council’s current Power Plan. For some consumers of RTF work products, the Total Resource Cost Benefit Cost (TRC B/C) ratio is of primary importance. Additional organizations use ProCost and ProCost results and may rely on other output metrics. 

Current ProCost Files Upload Date Notes
ProCost Version 5.06 12/02/2022
  • Addition of a gas fireplace savings shape
  • Improvement to the code to recognize files from some cloud services that weren't recognized previously
Measure Assesment Template v5.06              12/02/2022  
Current ProCost Supporting Files Upload Date Notes
ProCost User Guide 12/02/2022  
Excel Emulator v5.06 12/02/2022  
RTF Load and Savings Shapes v5.06 12/02/2022  
Marginal Cost and Other Parameters v5.06 12/02/2022  
ProCost File Archive Upload Date  Notes
ProCost Version 5.05 07/25/2022  
ProCost Version 5.04 04/29/2022 ProCost engine and batch run file. Includes 2021 Power Plan assumptions and savings shapes.
ProCost Version 5.03 03/22/2022 2021 Power Plan assumptions
ProCost Version 5.02 02/16/2022  
ProCost Version 5.01 01/31/2022  
ProCost Version 4.0.07 02/2020 v4.x series was used for the 2021 Power Plan, not by the RTF. This revision was created for comparisons between v4 & v5
Procost Version 4. 0.06 03/2020  
Procost Version 4. 0.05 03/2020  
Procost Version 4. 0.04 11/2019  
Procost Version 4. 0.03 10/2019  
Procost Version 4. 0.02 08/2019  
ProCost Version 4.0.01 07/2019 v4.x series was used for the 2021 Power Plan, not by the RTF.
ProCost Version 3.1.06 10/2021  
ProCost Version 3.1.05 09/2021  
ProCost Version 3.1.04 01/2021  
ProCost Version 3.1.03 05/2020  
ProCost Version 3.1.02 05/2020  
ProCost Version 3.1.01 05/2020 v3.x series was used by the RTF prior to the release of the v5.x series. Gas conservation measure capabilities added for version 3.1.x.
ProCost Version 3.1.0 2/6/2017