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Energy efficiency dockets and filings

Current energy efficiency investigations at the DPU.

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Filings and Investigations

The following is a list of current and relevant filings submitted by energy efficiency program administrators1 to the DPU.   

To access a filing, navigate to the DPU's Docket Fileroom, enter the relevant docket number and click go.

To find a public/evidentiary hearing, navigate to the DPU's Hearing Schedule.

 

1  All electric and gas distribution companies and approved municipal aggregators.

Three-Year Plan Filings

The Program Administrators submit their three-year plans to the DPU on or before October 31 of the applicable planning year. The DPU must, within 90 days of the filing date, approve, modify, or reject and require resubmission of the three-year plans.

  • Program Administrators filed their 2022-2024 three-year plans on November 1, 2021 and the dockets are listed below.  The DPU issued its Order on the 2022-24 three year plans on January 31, 2022.  
  • Program Administrators will file their 2025-2027 three-year plans on or before October 31, 2024.
Program Administrator Docket Number
Berkshire Gas Company D.P.U. 21-120
Eversource Gas Company of Massachusetts d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 21-121
Cape Light Compact JPE D.P.U. 21-126
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - electric D.P.U. 21-127
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - gas D.P.U. 21-122
Liberty Utilities D.P.U. 21-123
National Grid - electric D.P.U. 21-128
National Grid - gas D.P.U. 21-124
NSTAR Gas Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 21-125
NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 21-129

 

Updates to the Energy Efficiency Guidelines

The Department of Public Utilities finalized revisions to its Energy Efficiency Guidelines on May 3, 2021.  The revised Guidelines will apply going forward, beginning with the 2022-2024 three-year plans.  More information can be found here

Three-Year Term Reports

Upon completion of each three-year term, each Program Administrator shall submit an energy efficiency three-year term report that details its performance during the applicable term. These filings will be formally investigated by the Department.

  • The 2019-2021 term reports were filed on August 1, 2022 and are listed below.
Program Administrator Docket Number Status
Berkshire Gas Company D.P.U. 22-110 Filed
Eversource Gas Company of Massachusetts d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 22-111 Filed
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - gas D.P.U. 22-112 Filed
Liberty Utilities D.P.U. 22-113 Filed
Boston Gas Company d/b/a National Grid - gas D.P.U. 22-114 Filed
NSTAR Gas Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 22-115 Filed
Cape Light Compact JPE D.P.U. 22-116 Filed
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - electric D.P.U. 22-117 Filed
National Grid - electric D.P.U. 22-118 Filed
NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 22-119 Filed

 

  • The 2016-2018 term reports were filed on August 1, 2019 and are listed below.
Program Administrator Docket Number Status
Bay State Gas d/b/a Columbia Gas of MA D.P.U. 19-90 Approved
Berkshire Gas Company D.P.U. 19-91 Approved
Cape Light Compact JPE D.P.U. 19-96 Under investigation
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - gas D.P.U. 19-92 Approved
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - electric D.P.U. 19-97 Approved
Liberty Utilities D.P.U. 19-93 Approved
National Grid - electric D.P.U. 19-98 Approved
National Grid - gas D.P.U. 19-94 Approved
NSTAR Gas Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 19-95 Approved
NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 19-99 Approved

 

  • The 2013-2015 term reports were filed on August 1, 2016 and are listed below.  
Program Administrator Docket Number Status
Bay State Gas d/b/a Columbia Gas of MA D.P.U. 16-120 Approved
Berkshire Gas Company D.P.U. 16-121 Approved
Blackstone Gas Company D.P.U. 16-122 Approved
Cape Light Compact D.P.U. 16-127 Under investigation
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - electric D.P.U. 16-128 Approved
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - gas D.P.U. 16-124 Approved
Liberty Utilities D.P.U. 16-125 Approved
National Grid - electric D.P.U. 16-129 Approved
National Grid - gas D.P.U. 16-123 Approved
NSTAR Gas Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 16-126 Approved
NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 16-130 Approved
Western Massachusetts Electric Company D.P.U. 16-130 Approved

Annual Reports

Upon completion of each of the first 2 years of a three-year term, each Program Administrator shall submit an energy efficiency annual report that details its performance during the applicable year.  The final year of a three-year term is included in the term report filings and therefore not separately filed as an annual report.

The Department may investigate a Program Administrator’s performance at any time during a three-year term on its own, or if the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council passes a resolution requesting that the Department do so.

The 2020 annual reports were filed June 4, 2021 and are listed under a single docket number.

Year Program Administrator Docket Number
2021 All Program Administrators filed with Term Reports
2020 All Program Administrators D.P.U. 21-70
2019 All Program Administrators D.P.U. 20-50
2018 All Program Administrators filed with Term Reports
2017 All Program Administrators D.P.U. 18-51
2016 All Program Administrators D.P.U. 17-100
2015 All Program Administrators filed with Term Reports
2014 All Program Administrators D.P.U. 15-49
2013 All Program Administrators D.P.U. 14-87

 

Other Notable Energy Efficiency Investigations

Program Administrators may submit filings in addition to the three-year plans and annual/term reports. 

 

Program Administrator Docket Number Topic Status
Liberty Utilities D.P.U. 21-18 Behavioral Offering Order issued (May 4, 2021)
Cape Light Compact JPE DPU 20-40 Cape and Vineyard Electrification Offering Order issued (November 5, 2021)
Electric Program Administrators D.P.U. 20-33 through D.P.U. 20-36 Active Demand Reduction and Daily Dispatch Offerings Order issued (July 28, 2020)
Cape Light Compact JPE D.P.U. 17-84 Demand Reduction Demonstration Offerings Order Issued (November 5, 2018)
NSTAR Electric Company and Western Massachusetts Electric Company, each d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 16-178 Demand Reduction Demonstration Offerings Order Issued (October 31, 2017)
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company d/b/a Unitil (electric division) D.P.U. 16-184 Demand Reduction Demonstration Offerings Order Issued (October 31, 2017)
Colonial Gas, d/b/a National Grid & Cape Light Compact D.P.U. 16-169 Energy Efficiency Services on Cape Cod Post-Briefing
All Program Administrators excluding Cape Light Compact D.P.U. 13-67 Performance Metrics Order Issued

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Last updated: September 29, 2022
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