Energy efficiency dockets and filings

A list of 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 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 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 Under investigation
Berkshire Gas Company D.P.U. 19-91 Under investigation
Cape Light Compact JPE D.P.U. 19-96 Under investigation
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - gas D.P.U. 19-92 Under investigation
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - electric D.P.U. 19-97 Under investigation
Liberty Utilities D.P.U. 19-93 Under investigation
National Grid - electric D.P.U. 19-98 Under investigation
National Grid - gas D.P.U. 19-94 Under investigation
NSTAR Gas Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 19-95 Under investigation
NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 19-99 Under investigation
  • 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

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 will file their 2022-2024 three-year plans on or before October 31, 2021.
  • Program Administrators filed their 2019-2021 three year plans on October 31, 2018 and the dockets are listed below. 
Program Administrator Docket Number
Bay State Gas d/b/a Columbia Gas of MA D.P.U. 18-110
Berkshire Gas Company D.P.U. 18-111
Cape Light Compact JPE D.P.U. 18-116
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - electric D.P.U. 18-117
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - gas D.P.U. 18-112
Liberty Utilities D.P.U. 18-113
National Grid - electric D.P.U. 18-118
National Grid - gas D.P.U. 18-114
NSTAR Gas Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 18-115
NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 18-119

The Department issued its Order on all filed three year plans on January 29, 2019.  

Additional Resources

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 2017 annual reports were filed June 8, 2018 and are listed under a single docket number.

Year Program Administrator Docket Number
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

 

2011 and 2012 Annual Reports

Prior to 2013, Program Administrators were required to submit annual reports that would be investigated in separate proceedings by the DPU.  For the 2011 and 2012 annual reports, the DPU consolidated its investigations.  Orders have been issued in all dockets.

Program Administrator Docket Number
Bay State Gas d/b/a Columbia Gas of MA D.P.U. 13-112
Berkshire Gas Company D.P.U. 13-113
Blackstone Gas Company D.P.U. 13-111
Cape Light Compact D.P.U. 13-118
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - electric D.P.U. 13-119
Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company - gas D.P.U. 13-114
National Grid - electric D.P.U. 13-120
National Grid - gas D.P.U. 13-116
Liberty Utilities (formerly New England Gas Company) D.P.U. 13-115
NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 13-121
NSTAR Gas Company d/b/a Eversource Energy D.P.U. 13-117
Western Massachusetts Electric Company D.P.U. 13-122

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
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
All Program Administrators D.P.U. 10-140 through 10-150/D.P.U. 11-106 through 11-116 2011/2012 Midterm Modifications Order Issued

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Last updated: November 1, 2019
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