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Energy Efficiency Board Announcements

August 2022 Announcements

July 2022 Announcements

  • July 28 - Governor Lamont announced the allocation of an additional $3.5 million to Connecticut's low-income residential energy efficiency programs. Please see this press release for additional details. 
  • July 13 - The Board voted to extend the deadline for its Technical Consultant and Evaluation Administrator RFPs. RFPs are now due August 14, 2022. Questions are due July 28 and responses will  be provided by August 14. RFPs and the Press Release with the updated timeline can be found on the RFP page. 
  • July 12 - The CT Green Bank is hosting a webinar on Energy Storage Solutions for homeowners from 6PM-7PM on July 12. Please contact Kasara Philippas for more information. 
  • July 7 - DEEP and the EEB will be hosting a virtual Public Input Session on July 13th from 12:00PM-1:00PM EST. Those wishing to submit comments during the session should register with the Executive Secretary via email at ExecutiveSecretaryCTEEB@theenergygroup.biz.  

  • July 1 - United Illuminating filed Compliance Item #2 and a Cover Letter of the 2019-2021 C&LM Plan with DEEP. 

June 2022 Announcements

  • June 29 - DEEP issued a Notice of Request for Written Comment for two Draft Request for Proposals (RFPs) from Connecticut Renewal Team (CRT) and New Opportunities Inc. (NOI) respectively to procure qualified, licensed HVAC, weatherization, and environmental contractors to perform work for the Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program (CT WAP). Written Comments are due by July 7 at 4:00PM EST. 

  • June 23 - The EEB attended the unveiling of the Energy In Action Mobile Exhibit in Berlin, CT, hosted by the Companies. The Energy In Action Mobile exhibit is an interactive, hands-on educational tool available to schools and communities at no-cost. As of June 23, the exhibit has been to 36 events, reaching 11,166 students and community members. To learn more, or to book the exhibit, visit the Energy in Action Mobile Exhibit webpage. 

May 2022 Announcements

  • May 16 - Ms. Brenda Watson, who served on the Board for two-and-a-half years representing residential customers, resigned from the CT EEB May 10. DEEP issued a letter to members of the Board commending Ms. Watson's contribution and outlining next steps. DEEP will begin the process to appoint a new Board member representing residential customers. 

  • May 12 - The CT EEB is seeking a Technical Consultant and an Evaluation Administrator. The Board released two RFPs, all information and updates can be found on the Request for Proposals page. Questions and other correspondence should be directed in writing to the Executive Secretary.

  • May 11 - The CT EEB approved two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Board Consultants during the May meeting. The current Technical Consultants and Evaluation Administrator agreements will end in December of 2022, and RFPs for each will be released May 12 and posted to the Board's Request for Proposals page. Both competitive RFPs will follow the same timeline and will be managed by the Board's Consultant Committee. 

April 2022 Announcements

  • April 27 - The CT EEB approved via eVote 10-0 and submitted comments to DEEP in response to its request for comment on the Draft Determination. 

  • April 12 - The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued its Draft Determination for the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan. More information and materials can be found on the DEEP website. DEEP also issued Notice for Public Comment on the Draft Determination. Comments are due by Wednesday, April 27th. There will be a Public Input Session held on April 21 and attendees can register here. 

March 2022 Announcements

  • March 15 - The Board's Consultant Committee, with DEEP, completed its RFP process for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant and recommended ILLUME. The Board approved hiring ILLUME at the March Board meeting and ILLUME accepted the bid March 15.

  • March 3 - In response to DEEP's Notice of Proceeding for scoping of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy (2022), the Board submitted comments addressing key energy-related topics. Included in the comments in Attachment 1, the Board and its Consultants offered a list of resources to inform CES development.

  • March 1 - The Board submitted its Annual Legislative Report for 2021. And the Companies filed the Updated 2022-2024 C&LM Plan to DEEP, including the Updated 2022 Program Savings Document (PSD) and Plan Cover Letter.

February 2022 Announcements

  • February 17 - DEEP held a virtual meeting to deliver a presentation and receive stakeholder comments on the scope of the 2022 CES. The objective of the scoping meeting was to provide an overview of, and seek public input on, the expected structure, schedule, and topics for the CES, as well as key issues that will be a focus of the CES analysis. Download the slide deck or view the recording. Participants interested in keeping up to date on this effort should email DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov and ask to be put on the distribution list for the 2022 Comprehensive Energy Strategy.
  • February 9 - At the EEB meeting DEEP announced the appointment of a new Board member, Anne-Marie Knight. Anne-Marie is Executive Director for the Black Business Alliance and will serve as representative for a statewide business association. 

January 2022 Announcements

  • January 21 - The Evaluation Committee issued an RFQ for EM&V 2022-2024 Three Research Areas for the Connecticut EEB. Responses are due February 28 at 5PM EST. Please reach out to Lisa Skumatz at skumatz@serainc.com for the needed appendices. 
  • January 12 - At the EEB meeting DEEP announced three new Office Directors: Shubhada Kambli as Office Director for the Office of Building and Transportation Decarbonization, Kenyetta Risser-Lovings as Office Director for the Bureau for Affordable Housing and Energy Retrofits, and Kevin Pisacich as Director of Broadband Office. DEEP also announced three new EEB members; Kathy Fay is Director of Community Sustainability at NHS New Haven and will serve as the Low-income Representative, and Melissa Kops is a Project Manager at the City of New Haven and will serve as the Municipal Representative. Anthony Kosior is Interim Leader of Facility Campus Development at Yale University. Anthony was nominated by the New Haven Chamber of Commerce and will sit as the Representative for a Chamber of Commerce. 
  • January 6 - On January 6, 2022, DEEP issued a Notice of Proceeding and Scoping Meeting initiating its stakeholder process for development of the next CES. The 2022 CES will build on and/or potentially modify findings and recommendations of prior Comprehensive Energy Strategies released in 2013 and 2018. Participants interested in keeping up to date on this effort should email DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov and ask to be put on the distribution list for the 2022 Comprehensive Energy Strategy.

December 2021 Announcements

  • December 3 - DEEP is seeking a qualified Program Operator to administer a new Weatherization Barriers Mitigation Program. The selected Program Operator will play an important role in connecting low-income families to mitigation services and weatherization programs that aim to improve health, safety, affordability, and comfort in their homes. The RFP is available on the CTSource Bid Board (search for Solicitation #DEEP11102021CM) and more information is available on DEEP's Weatherization Barriers webpage
  • December 2 - DEEP has extended the deadline for questions regarding the DEI Consultant RFP. Questions are due December 10 and, while not mandatory, DEEP encourages interested applicants to notify of intent to bid by December 3. All questions and communication regarding the RFP should be submitted to the Executive Secretary, Emily Rice, at ExecutiveSecretaryCTEEB@theenergygroup.biz. Proposals are due January 5, 2022. 

November 2021 Announcements

  • November 17 - The Board and DEEP issued an RFP for a DEI Consultant. Proposals are due January 5, 2022.

  • November 16 - The Board approved DEEP's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) RFP which will seek to hire a DEI Consultant, a recommended action item in DEEP's Equitable Energy Efficiency Proceeding. Over the summer, DEEP proposed that the DEI Consultant would be hired through the typical RFP process, and drafted an RFP that was shared with the Board and Companies for their feedback in August. 

    DEEP held its first of two technical meetings regarding the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan to the EEB. Slides and the recording have been posted. 

October 2021 Announcements

  • October 28 - DEEP announced it will be holding Technical Meetings on November 16 and 18, and a Public Input Session on November 17, to inform its review of the 2022-2024 Conservation and Load Management Plan. DEEP is requesting that anyone wishing to make a public comment at the Technical Meetings fill out this registration form by November 6 at 5:00PM. Please refer to the meeting Notice for information on meeting schedules, agendas, and how to pre-register. You may contact Kate.Donatelli@ct.gov if you have questions about the Public Input Session or Technical Meetings. 
  • October 13 - The Board voted to approve the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan Budgets and Tables, as well as voted to modify the PMI structure for the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan. The Board voted to approve Plan Text changes. Reference materials and Plan documents can be found here.  

September 2021 Announcements

  • September 8 - The Board voted to approve the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan Text during its monthly meeting. 

August 2021 Announcements

  • August 3 - The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a Notice of Vacancies and Request for Applications for the Energy Efficiency Board. DEEP is seeking applications or nominations for (4) vacant seats on the Energy Efficiency Board (EEB). The vacant positions are for representatives from (1) a chamber of commerce, (2) a state-wide business association, (3) low-income customers, and (4) municipalities. Those interested should submit applications and nominations to DEEP.energybureau@ct.gov by 5:00 PM on August 27. Contact Kate Donatelli with any questions. 
  • August 1 - The CT EEB invites stakeholders to participate in virtual Public Input Sessions, August 11 at 12PM EST and August 18 at 5PM EST, that will inform development of the next Three-Year CL&M Plan. Participants should RSVP via email to the Executive Secretary. More details may be found here. The current 2019-2021 Plan, a preliminary draft of the 2022-2024 Plan text, and related information are available for review. An updated version of the 2022-2024 Plan will be posted by August 4. 

July 2021 Announcements

  • July 7 - The Governor signed PA 21-139, expanding Board membership to include a voting representative for municipalities and a voting representative for low-income customers. DEEP will conduct a formal process to identify candidates and will make appointments following the conclusion of that process. 

May 2021 Announcements

  • May 5 - The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued its first Draft Determination: Proposed Phase I Actions and Recommendations in the Equitable Energy Efficiency (E3) Proceeding. This document outlines both progress made to-date and the first steps to enhancing equity in Connecticut's energy efficiency programs. This Draft Determination will undergo one more round of public input before it is finalized by July 2021.  

March 2021 Announcements

  • March 10 - The Energy Efficiency Board is holding a Public Input Session to receive input on the development of the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan.  The Board is also interested in receiving comments regarding COVID-19 program impacts.  The Input Session will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 30, 12:30 - 1:15 pm. This session is via webinar only. Those wishing to provide comment are encouraged to pre-register with the Executive Secretary and provide materials no later than COB Tuesday, March 9.  For more information, including webinar information, please see here.

March 2020 Announcements

  • March 27 - The Energy Efficiency Board is holding two Public Input Sessions to receive input on the 2021 Update to the 2019-2021 C&LM Plan.  The Board is also interested in receiving comments regarding COVID-19 program impacts.  The Input Sessions are Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 - 2:30 pm and Wednesday, May 13, 1:00 - 2:30 pm.  Both sessions are via webinar only.  For more information, including webinar information, please see here.

May 2019 Announcements

  • May 3 - The Energy Efficiency Board is holding its annual Public Input Session to receive input on the 2020 Update to the 2019-2021 C&LM Plan.  The Input Session is Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 am, at 10 Franklin Square in New Britain (Hearing Room 2).  For more information on the Input Session, please see here.  Also, for those interested in participating in the Input Session remotely, here is that information: Phone: 571-317-3122 / Access Code: 566 636 141; Web conference link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/566636141.

March 2019 Announcements

  • March 26 - Wallingford Electric District submitted its 2018 Annual Report to the Energy Efficiency Board for its review.

May 2017 Announcements

October 2016 Announcements

June 2016 Announcements

May 2016 Announcements

December 2015 Announcements

November 2015 Announcements

  • November 20 - The Energy Efficiency Board issued a revised Request for Proposal (RFP) for Technical Consultants to support the Board. The revised RFP extends the deadline for Intents to Bid to November 30, and the deadline for Final Proposals to December 11.
     
  • November 13 - The Energy Efficiency Board issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) intending to enter into a multi-year contract with one or more evaluation contractors or evaluation contractor teams. The intended work to be performanced is providing third-party independent energy efficiency program evaluation services and related research with regard to residential programs. Intents to bid are due on November 30, and final proposals are due on December 11. For further information, contact Scott Dimestrosky, scottd@apexanalyticslls.com.

September 2015 Announcements

  • September 1 - The Energy Efficiency Board issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) intending to enter into a multi-year contract with one or more evaluation contractors or evaluation contractor teams.  The intended work to be performed is providing third-party independent energy efficiency program evaluation services and related research with regard to commercial & industiral programs.  Intents to bid are due on Sept. 18, and final proposals are due Oct. 6.  For further information, contact Lori Lewis, Lori.Lewis@AnEvaluation.com.

May 2015 Announcements

February 2015 Announcements

January 2015 Announcements

  • January 13 - The Energy Efficiency Board filed the final evaluation report: HES and HES-IE Impact Evaluation (R16) with the DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.  A technical presentation will be scheduled.  For more information, contact the Office of Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.

December 2014 Announcements

  • December 22 - The Energy Efficiency Board filed the final evaluation report: Small Business Energy Advantage Data Mining (C10) with the DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.  No presentation will be given on this report.  For more information, contact the Office of Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.

November 2014 Announcements

  • November 13 - There will be a technical presentation on the final Evaluation report: Central Air Conditioning Impact and Process Evaluation (R8).  The presentation will be on December 12, 11:00 am - noon at 10 Franklin Square in New Britain, and also via webinar.  More information can be found on the EEB calendar.

October 2014 Announcements

  • October 20 - The Energy Efficiency Board Evaluation Committee released a review draft of the memo: HES Additional Measure Review (R48).  The deadline for comments on the draft is Nov. 3.  Comments should be sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.
  • October 14 - The Energy Efficiency Board filed the final report: Central Air Conditioning Impact and Process Evaluation (R8) with the DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.  A technical presentation to discuss the report's results will be scheduled.  For more information, please contact the Office of the Executive Secretary: eeb@energizect.com.

September 2014 Announcements

  • September 11 - The Energy Efficiency Board Evaluation Committee released a review draft of the report: Single-Family Potential Study (R15).  The deadline for comments is COB, October 14.  Comments should be sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.

August 2014 Announcements

  • August 29 - Two technical presentations have been scehduled to discuss the findings of two final evaluation reports: Single-Family Weatherization Baseline Assessment (R5) and CT Ground Source Heat Pump Impact Evaluation and Market Assessment (R7) - see June announcements below.  Both presentations will be delivered via webainr. The Weatherization Baseline presentation will be September 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST, and the Ground Source Heat Pump presentation will be September 17, 10:00 - 11:00 am EST.  Please contact the Office of the EEB Executive Secretary for further details: eeb@energizect.com.

June 2014 Announcements

  • June 10 - The Energy Efficiency Board filed the final report: Single-Family Weatherization Baseline Assessment (R5) with the DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.  A technical presentation to discuss the report's results will be scheduled.  For more information, please contact the Office of the EEB Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.
  • June 1 - The Energy Efficiency Board filed the final report: Impact Evaluation of the Connecticut Small Business Energy Advantage Program (C9) with the DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy and the Publc Utilities Regulatory Authority.  A technical presentation to discuss the report's results is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, 10:30 am - noon, at DEEP, 79 Elm St. in Hartford (Ensign Room).  For more information, please contact the Office of the EEB Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.

May 2014 Announcements

  • May 27 - The Energy Efficiency Board filed the final report: Northeast Residential Lighting Hours-of-Use Study (R3) (final report and appendices) with the DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.  A webinar to discuss the report's results will be scheduled for some time in July.  For more information, please contact the Office of the EEB Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.

April 2014 Announcements

  • April 28 - The Energy Efficiency Board will be hosting a public input session to receive stakeholder input on the 2015 update of the 2013-2015 Conservation and Load Management Plan.  The session will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, in Room 1C of the Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT.  Verbal remarks can be up to seven minutes in length. Please send written comments, and/or a PowerPoint presentation, by May 12 to the Office of the Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.
  • April 14, 2014 - The Energy Efficiency Board filed the SBEA Low-Income and Limited English Small Business Study final report with the DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.  A webinar to discuss the report's results is scheduled for May 12, 2014, 11:30 am - noon, DEEP, 10 Franklin Sq (Commissioner's Conference Room, 2nd Floor)., New Britain, CT.  For more information, please contact the Office of the EEB Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.

March 2014 Announcements

February 2014 Announcements

  • February 28, 2014 - With the approval of the Energy Efficiency Board the public utilities charged with administering the programs supported by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund filed with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection the required 2014 Update to the 2013-15 Electric and Natural Gas Conservation and Load Management Plan. The Update was concurrently filed with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority under docket 13-03-02. The participating companies include the Eversource, the United Illuminating Company, the Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation, the Southern Connecticut Gas Company and the Eversource.
  • February 28, 2014 - The Energy Efficiency Board's mandated annual 2013 Program and Operations Report was sent to the Legislature's Energy and Technology Committee and released for public distribution. 

January 2014 Announcements

  • January 13, 2014 - The Energy Efficiency Board Evaluation Committee decided to move the deadline for comments on the Energy Opportunties Program Process and Impact Evaluations to February 14, 2014. The deadline for comments for the Weatherization Baseline Study was set for January 31, 2014.
  • January 8, 2014 - At the request of the EEB Marketing Committee Opinion Dynamics presented the findings from the follow-up baseline survey conducted as part of the Energize Connecticut joint marketing project. The survey examined motivators for energy efficiency and renewable energy investment and awareness of the Energize Connecticut brand. The presentation is available here. The report of the findings may be found here.
  • January 3, 2014 - The Energy Efficiency Board Evaluation Committee released a revised review draft of a Weatherization Baseline Study for comment. The Review Draft may be accessed here. Comments should be sent to the Office of the EEB Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com.

December 2013 Announcements

  • December 17, 2013 - The Energy Efficiency Board Evaluation Committee released two draft evaluation reports for comment. The first is an impact evaluation of the Energy Opportunities program. The second is an impact evaluation and market assessment of the Ground Source Heat Pump program, which is a joint offering of the Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance Investment Authority (CEFIA). The Energy Opportunities draft report may be accessed here and the Ground Source Heat Pump draft report may be accessed here. The deadline for comments for both reports is 5:00 pm, January 15, 2014. Comments should be sent to the Office of the EEB Executive Secretary at eeb@energizect.com

November 2013 Announcements

  • November 25, 2013 -  DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy issued a Notice regarding an upcoming Home Energy Solutions Innovation and Transformation Workshop on December 11, 2013 and an opportunity to provide written comments.

October 2013 Announcements

  • October 31, 2013 - DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy released its Final Decision on 2013-2015 Conservation and Load Management Plan. The Decision with appendices is available on the DEEP/Energy website.
  • October 9, 2013 - 2014-16 Evaluation Plan approved by Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board at regular monthly meeting. The Plan describes the framework and approaches the EEB Evaluation Committee will follow in fulfillment of its statutory and regulatory mandates and requirements. As appendices to the Plan, two Attachments were also approved, which comprise summaries of studies and assessments to be undertaken during the 2014-16 triennium and details of Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board participation in studies conducted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP).

September 2013 Announcements

March 2013 Announcements

February 2013 Announcements

January 2013 Announcements