The California Technical Forum (Cal TF) is a collaborative of experts who use independent professional judgment and a transparent, technically robust process to review and issue technical information related to California’s integrated demand side management portfolio. The Cal TF was created in 2014 by a broad group of stakeholders and is funded by participating program administrators.

The Cal TF performs its work through the:

  • Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) consisting of statewide energy efficiency stakeholders who determine the Cal TF vision, mission, guiding principles and annual Work Plan.  The PAC also reviews Cal TF progress towards goals.

  • Technical Forum (TF) of independent subject matter experts that peer review methodologies, data, assumptions, and values.
  • Cal TF staff who facilitate an open, transparent technical review process and maintain a website of Cal TF materials and TF recommendations.


2016 Business Plan
The Cal TF PAC approved moving forward with the tasks described in the 2016 Business Plan. However, the PAC's approval does not constitute "endorsement" of the plan by individual members or organizations. Item 3b in the current business plan is scheduled to be approved in Spring of 2016. 

2014 Cal TF Overview