Workgroup 5: Regional Programs & Infrastructure (RPI)
This workgroup will cover a number of critical issues related to reporting, regional programs and infrastructure as well as how BPA and its customers can most effectively interact with the Regional Technical Forum (RTF).
Co-Chairs: Curt Nichols (BPA) and Wade Carey (Central Lincoln PUD).
Participants and stakeholders may submit documents, discussion comments, questions, etc., to the workgroup email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workgroup 5 Materials
- October 28, 2010
- October 14, 2010
- September 30, 2010
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
- Thursday, September 2, 2010
- Thursday, August 19, 2010
- Thursday, August 5, 2010
- Thursday, July 22, 2010
Workgroup 5 Issues
The following questions help lay the groundwork for the workgroup:
- What will the reporting timing look like moving forward (bi-annual or quarterly)?
- How will this dovetail with oversight timing?
- Should moving to a program level measure of cost-effectiveness be considered? If so:
- Are there fewer touch points between BPA and the customer utility? (A utility that has been using a non-standard agreement for a number of years could discuss how its agreement works today to help inform the discussion.)
- Is it the BPA or utility program?
- Is it a program level or a portfolio level?
- How often should the cost-effectiveness level be reviewed?
- Can a template be developed for allowing utility specific custom programs?
- There will likely need to be two paths created. One for site specific M&V programs and another for programs with evaluated savings. Can this work be moved to a separate process?
- Does the current 6-month negative change notice work as effectively as possible?
- Are there improvements that would help customers more than just the time allowance?
- Should BPA update measures more frequently than every six months?
- Regional programs:
- What types of programs provide regional economies of scale most effectively?
- What level of flexibility at the local level can be provided for regional 3rd party programs while still allowing for the most efficient and effective regional uptake?
- How can 3rd party programs be collaboratively identified?
- How can regional acquisition costs be kept as low as possible while still making sure that ‘deeper’ and potentially more expensive savings are still captured?
- How can various utility ‘best practices’ be most effectively shared with others?
- How can clear metrics be developed to assess performance of both regional and local programs and identify the need for program enhancements?
- How can input for regional infrastructure spending be provided most effectively to BPA?
- How can BPA and its customers best utilize the RTF?
Phase 2 Overview