The Cal TF is in the process of building an electronic Technical Reference Manual, known as the eTRM. The eTRM is an online relational database that, once approved, will be a repository for all statewide deemed measures. This new state-of-the art, best-in-class eTRM platform will be essential to streamlining and ensuring the transparency of the ex ante deemed measure development and update process, implementation, and reporting workflow. Moreover, the eTRM supports the policy goals of the new California implementation framework where third-party implementation contractors are expected to design and implement 60% of the portfolio by 2022 (as per D. 18-01-004).

The eTRM is scheduled to go live on January 2, 2019.  Four training sessions will be scheduled throughout California (San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento) in January 2019.

There will be a live demo of the eTRM in the Cal TF meeting on July 26, 2018.  The meeting agenda and dial in information will be posted five days prior to the meeting.

The eTRM Dashboard lays out the schedule for and status of development. 


The Cal TF is consolidating utility-specific workpapers and measures into statewide consistent measures that will be available to all program administrators in California.  Each statewide measure is fully described in non-technical terms with clear descriptions of the base and measure case scenarios, code requirements, program requirements, energy and demand impact calculations, and other relevant information.

The measure consolidation is being conducted by the Cal TF and subcommittees of subject matter experts and utility representatives in a transparent process that is open to the public.  Cal TF meeting materials are posted five days prior to each meeting.  The eTRM Subcommittees page contains an archive of measure consolidation presentations. 

The Measure Consolidation Dashboard lays out the progress of the measure consolidation process.