The Arkansas Technical Reference Manual (TRM) is a publication that describes protocols for verifying, measuring and evaluating energy savings under EE programs funded by public utilities in Arkansas. Evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities help determine how much economic value EE programs provide for customers and what effect EE program energy savings will have on current and future public utility infrastructure and service plans. The TRM also includes “Deemed Savings” values, which are estimates of how much energy is saved, on average, by many of the measures implemented through the utility EE programs. Deemed Savings values are documented in the TRM with the detailed assumptions that underlie those estimates. Because EE is a rapidly-changing field, the TRM will be periodically updated. At the beginning of the TRM is a concordance that correlates certain parts of the current TRM version with equivalent sections of the earlier TRM version.
The Arkansas TRM Version v.9.1 was approved on October 20, 2022, by Order No. 40 of Docket No. 10-100-R. To view the TRM, Please Click Here