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Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC)

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 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.

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 Kickoff 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 2/1/2017  Executive Committee 100 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 Sector 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 3/1/2017  Executive Committee 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114  2:30-4 p.m.
 3/15/2017  Peak Demand Reduction 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 4/5/2017  Executive Committee 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114  2:30-4 p.m.
 4/26/2017  Residential Sector 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 5/3/2017  Executive Committee 100 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 Committee 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114  2:30-4 p.m.
 6/21/2017  Low-Income Sector 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 7/5/2017  Executive Committee 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114  2:30-4 p.m.
 7/19/2017  Multifamily Sector 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 8/2/2017  Executive Committee 100 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 Sector 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 9/6/2017  Executive Committee 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114  2:30-4 p.m.
 9/20/2017  Residential Sector 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 10/4/2017  Executive Committee 100 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 Committee 100 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 Reduction 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.
 12/6/2017  Executive Committee 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020, Boston, MA 02114  2:30-4 p.m.
 12/20/2017  2018 Council Priorities 100 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114  1-4 p.m.

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