The New York Standard Approach for Estimating Energy Savings from Energy Efficiency Programs - Residential, Multi-Family, and Commercial/Industrial, known as the Technical Resource Manual (TRM), provides a standardized, fair, and transparent approach for measuring program energy savings across New York State’s energy efficiency programs. To do so, the TRM provides standardized energy savings calculations and assumptions at the measure level for estimating energy and demand savings.
In the February 26, 2015 Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan in Case 14-M-0101, Proceeding on Motion of the Commission in Regard to Reforming the Energy Vision, the Commission required the utilities work collectively to support the maintenance of the New York State TRM.
- TRM Management Committee (TRM MC): In response to the Order requirements, a Technical Resource Manual Management Committee (TRM MC) was established June 1, 2015 to assume the responsibility from the Department of Public Service (Staff), and to work collectively to support the maintenance of the New York State TRM.
The TRM MC includes representation from each of New York's major electric and gas utilities, LIPA, and NYSERDA; officers of the TRM MC serve one-year terms, contact information is listed here:
- TRM Management Plan: The management plan describes a process that ensures each utility and NYSERDA's input is considered, all changes to the TRM are transparent to Staff and stakeholders, and an updated TRM is filed annually in accordance with the Utility Energy Efficiency Program Cycle Guidance CE-01.
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Matter 15-01319 - In the Matter of the Technical Resource Manual has been established to facilitate the transparent and orderly conduct of activities related to the TRM and aide parties in tracking developments.
- TRM Revision Process: The TRM MC has established a functional workflow process to outline how submittals for measure additions, or revisions to existing measures in the TRM, will be worked and advanced through the TRM MC. The functional workflow process is available for review in the TRM Management Plan, Appendix C. Addition/Revision Workflow Process. External stakeholder input, recommendations, or questions may be directed to either of the TRM MC Co-chairs or the Secretary.
Submittals to the TRM MC require a specific form and format, which includes among other things: supporting references, resource documentation, calculations, and input variances. A template for the specific form and format is available for review in the TRM Management Plan, Appendix D. Measure Template.
- TRM and Records-of-Revision: (Current Program Year documents are in bold text below)
Technical Resource Manual, Version 8 - filing expected April 15, 2020 (to be effective January 1, 2021)
Technical Resource Manual, Version 7 - Filed April 15, 2019 (effective January 1, 2020)
Technical Resource Manual, Version 6.1 - Filed January 31, 2019 (effective January 31, 2019)
Technical Resource Manual, Version 6 - Filed April 16, 2018 (effective January 1, 2019)
Technical Resource Manual, Version 5.2 - Filed April 10, 2018 (effective January 1, 2018)
Technical Resource Manual, Version 5.1 - Filed March 15, 2018 (effective January 1, 2018)
Technical Resource Manual, Version 5 - Filed July 17, 2017 (effective January 1, 2018)
Technical Resource Manual, Version 4 - Filed April 29, 2016 (effective January 1, 2017)
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