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Illinois Energy Efficiency 

Stakeholder Advisory Group

IL Statewide Technical Reference Manual, Version 8.0

Key Information

  • To join the IL-TRM Technical Advisory Committee, please email ILTRMAdministrator@veic.org. Please note the Vendor Participation Policy when requesting to join the Technical Advisory Committee.
  • To join the SAG distribution list, please email the SAG Facilitator: Celia@CeliaJohnsonConsulting.com.
  • For links to prior versions of the IL-TRM, please visit the main IL-TRM page.
  • Click here to download the 2019 IL-TRM Workpaper Template


Vendor Participation Policy (posted March 26, 2018)
A conflict of interest is present when a Product Representative, in the judgment of the IL-TRM Administrator, has a financial stake in a discussion topic and participation by the Product Representative could have adverse consequences, such as hindering complete and frank discussions. To prevent conflicts of interest, financially-interested Product Representatives will not participate in the IL-TRM Version 8.0 measure selection, IL-TRM Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings or the consensus process, unless invited to participate in the IL-TRM TAC of the SAG by the IL-TRM Administrator.  The IL-TRM Administrator will honor reasonable requests from utilities to invite Product Representatives to present factual information or to answer questions on a specific measure under discussion for inclusion in the annual TRM update.  

  • “Product Representatives” means a financially-interested party or parties that works for or on behalf of a company that sells a product that is or may be included as a measure in the IL-TRM.


IL-TRM Update Process

  • There is a structured process at the beginning of each IL-TRM update cycle for Technical Advisory Committee participants to submit new measures and changes to existing measures. The deadline for measure requests for IL-TRM Version 8.0 is in early February 2019.
  • Measure priority for Version 8.0 must be finalized by April 1, 2019.
  • Regular meetings are held by teleconference with Technical Advisory Committee participants to reach agreement on measure updates and additions to the IL-TRM.
  • ICC Staff will submit IL-TRM to the Commission for approval by October 1, 2019.


Key IL-TRM Deadlines for Version 8.0

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019: 2020 IL-TRMv8.0 Kick-Off TAC Meeting-Process Overview
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019: IL-TRM Update Requests and Priorities Due for Preliminary Review via IL-TRM Request Tracker (VEIC SharePoint)
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019: TAC Meeting to Discuss IL-TRM Measure Update Priorities. Development of subcommittees to kick start complex issues.
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Deadline for all IL-TRM Update Requests and Priorities via IL-TRM Request Tracker (VEIC SharePoint)
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and Tuesday, March 26, 2019: TAC Meetings to Finalize IL-TRM Measure Update Priorities
  • Monday, April 1, 2019: IL-TRM Measure Update Priority Established
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Stakeholder Work Papers for New and Existing Measures Due
  • Thursday, June 6, 2019: Stakeholder Comments Due - Stakeholders have an opportunity to comment on the individual work papers posted to the tracker as well as individual measure characterizations and redline changes that will be posted to the VEIC SharePoint site as they are completed.
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019: VEIC 1st Deliverable: 2020 IL-TRMv8.0 Volumes 1-4 Draft 1, Spreadsheet of Stakeholder Comments and VEIC Responses, and Errata to 2019 IL-TRM Version 7.0
  • Thursday, July 15, 2019: Stakeholder Comments Due on VEIC 1st Deliverable
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019: VEIC 2nd Deliverable: 2020 IL-TRMv8.0 Volumes 1-4 Draft 2 and Spreadsheet of Stakeholder Comments and VEIC Responses
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019: Stakeholder Comments Due on VEIC 2nd Deliverable
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019: VEIC 3rd Deliverable: Almost Final 2020 IL-TRMv8.0 Volumes 1-4 and Spreadsheet of Stakeholder Comments and VEIC Responses
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019: Stakeholder Nits/Errors/Oversights Due
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019: VEIC 4th Deliverable: Final 2020 IL-TRMv8.0 Volumes 1-4
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019: Stakeholder Objections Due
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019: ICC Staff will submit IL-TRM to ICC in advance of Tuesday, 10/1/19