The Arkansas Technical Reference Manual Version 1.0 ("TRM") is a publication that describes protocols for verifying, measuring
and evaluating energy savings under energy efficiency ("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 end of the TRM is "Exhibit B," which is a concordance that correlates certain parts of the current TRM Version 1.0 with
equivalent sections of an earlier draft TRM.
The Arkansas TRM Version 2.0 was adopted on October 14 of 2011 by Order No. 12 of Docket No. 10-100-R.
Order No. 12, which explains how and why the TRM was adopted, is available here: (first 15 pages.)
Pursuant to Commission Order No. 10 in Docket No. 10-101-R, large commercial and industrial customers that meet certain eligibility
requirements may apply to the Commission for a Certificate of Exemption that, if approved, will allow the customer to “opt-out” of
utility provided Energy Efficiency (EE) programs by choosing the Self-Direct Option. A utility customer wishing to apply for the
Self-Direct Option must complete and submit the following forms to the Commission for its review and approval. The forms can be
filed in person, by mail, or through the Commission Electronic Filing System (EFS).
If you require assistance with these forms or the process, please call Matt Klucher at 501-682-5661 or Robert Swaim at 501-683-4060
or submit an email request to SelfDirect@psc.state.ar.us.
If you require assistance with the Electronic Filing System (EFS) or need an EFS number, please contact the Secretary of the Commission at 501.682.5782.
Self Direct Application - Electric
Self Direct Application - Natural Gas
Affidavit for Certificate of Exemption
Standardized Annual Report Packet (SARP)
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