The Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) guides the development and monitors the implementation of Massachusetts’ nation-leading energy efficiency plans. Every three years, the state’s investor-owned electric and gas utilities (program administrators, or PAs) develop a statewide plan, which includes savings and spending targets, implementation strategies, and descriptions of the various initiatives that serve residents and businesses. The EEAC is responsible for reviewing and approving the plan, and working with the PAs on implementation.

The EEAC and Three-Year Plan system were set in place by the Green Communities Act (GCA) of 2008. The GCA requires that the state's investor-owned utilities (and the Cape Light Compact) prepare energy efficiency plans that will "provide for the acquisition of all available energy efficiency and demand reduction resources that are cost-effective or less expensive than supply."

The Department of Public Utilities appoints Council members  pdf format of Council members
who serve for five-year terms. The Commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) chairs the Council, which is supported by DOER staff. Councilors represent a diverse array of important stakeholders, including Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the Low-Income Energy Affordability Network, and Commonwealth cities and towns.

The Council's approval of the utilities' 2016-2018 Three-Year Plan came after dozens of public meetings and thousands of work hours by Councilors, DOER staff, and energy efficiency program administrators. Once implemented, the Plan is projected to generate  $8 billion in economic benefits from a planned investment of $2.6 billion.

The EEAC website documents the EEAC's meetings and milestones.

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EEAC Meeting Schedule

2017 Council & Committee Meetings 

For official notices and other meeting materials, please visit the EEAC website

Date

Description

Room

Time

 1/18/2017 2017 Kickoff100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 2/1/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 TBD

 Peak Demand Reduction

 Subcommittee

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 TBD
 2/15/2017 Commercial & Industrial Sector100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 3/1/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 3/15/2017 Peak Demand Reduction100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 4/5/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 4/26/2017 Residential Sector100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 5/3/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 TBD

 Peak Demand Reduction

 Subcommittee

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 TBD
 5/17/2017

 Evaluation, Measurement, and

 Verification

100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 6/7/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 6/21/2017 Low-Income Sector100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 7/5/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 7/19/2017 Multifamily Sector100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 8/2/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 TBD

 Peak Demand Reduction

 Subcommittee

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 TBD
 8/16/2017 Commercial & Industrial Sector100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 9/6/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 9/20/2017 Residential Sector100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 10/4/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 10/18/2017

 Low-Income or Multifamily

 Sector

100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 11/1/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 TBD

 Peak Demand Reduction

 Subcommittee

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 TBD
 11/15/2017 Peak Demand Reduction100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.
 12/6/2017 Executive Committee100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114 2:30-4 p.m.
 12/20/2017 2018 Council Priorities100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114 1-4 p.m.

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