Originally mandated by the legislature in 1980 in response to federal efforts to ensure consumer protection and energy independence, Residential Conservation Services (RCS) created the framework for residential in-home energy efficiency services around which Massachusetts’ nation-leading programs were built.  Currently, the DOER is considering RCS policies to encourage broader reach and better consumer protections.

The DOER held stakeholder meetings in June of 2014 to present the current proposal for RCS policy updates and to solicit feedback. Written responses were due on Friday July 18th at 5pm. Feedback will be considered and the DOER will post a work plan moving forward on this.

Residential Conservation Services statute pdf format of RCS Statute Electronic (M.G.L. ch. 164 App. §2) 

RCS Regulations (225 CMR 4.00) 

Department of Public Utilities RCS Cost Recovery Regulation (220 CMR 7.00)

2003 Guidelines Supporting RCS – Several provisions in the existing Guidelines have been rendered moot by subsequent acts of the Legislature. The DOER provides them here pdf format of 225 CMR 4.00 Guidelines for reference purposes only.  7/18 Stakeholder Comments on Residential Conservation Services (225 CMR 4.00) Update Proposal zip format of 7/18 Stakeholder Comments on RCS (225 CMR 4.00) Update  file size 2MB

DOER RCS Policy Update Presentation pdf format of RCS Stakeholder Meeting – June 2014